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Last Tuesday, something remarkable occurred in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania – landowners from multiple counties discussed the potential for working together to fight the misinformation regarding natural gas that is plaguing their communities.  Some 35 or so people attended the first meeting and they...

Representative Rick Mirabito, the Pennsylvania House Representative for the 83rd district in Lycoming County, PA held a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss the Marc-1 pipeline project (among other things).  The meeting was hyped on various anti-gas development websites and opponents were urged to...

Over the weekend a dramatic event occurred that significantly impacted the water quality of all metropolitan New Yorkers.  As reported by the New York Times, the City’s North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which treats up to 125 million gallons of sewage a day, suffered a...

American Water Works Assoc. Paper Parrots Debunked Gasland Claims About Hydrofracturing Founded in 1881, the Denver, CO-based American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) stated purpose, according to its site, is being for “the exchange of information pertaining to the management of water-works, for the mutual advancement of consumers...

The utter absurdity of putting three current or former NRDC lawyers on Joe Martens’ Hydrofracturing Advisory Panel  is made yet further apparent by an Associated Press story posted late yesterday.  Here is what  Kate Sindling of the radical soap-hating, lawsuit loving NRDC had to say...

A recent article in the Citizens Voice provides an interesting overview of the methane migration issue but, as is too often the case, presents many of the facts in a way that deliberately tilts the playing field in favor of natural gas opponents.  The article...

Michael P. Joy — Esq., Ph.D (geology) Biltekoff & Joy, LLP I have read your blog post regarding the alarming practice of towns and villages across the Southern Tier of New York wading into the complex regulatory oversight of oil and natural gas development through attempts to...