Houses trembled a half mile away when a natural gas explosion rattled a compressor station near Springville, a hotbed of Marcellus Shale development in northern Pennsylvania.
Constitution Pipeline Application to be Delayed
The gas drilling operations going on across the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, and most notably, Bradford and Susquehanna Counties has a direct effect on the Southern Tier of New York. PA Governor Tom Corbett has revamped his DEP which is the counterpart of Andrew Cuomo's DEC in New York. With the NY Governor's decision on hydro-fracking for natural gas just a few short weeks away, we'll take an depth look at what's going on in PA and just how it affects us here in NY. Shocking data from the Clean Air Council, as well as questionable permitting on the part of the DEP of Pennsylvania, make for a very interesting look and bleak outlook should Governor Cuomo accept gas drilling speculation in our state. This read will certainly give you something to take with you to Albany, should you choose to sit down with DEC Commissioner, Joe Martens.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds his annual State of the State and Fracktivists line the concourse at the Office Building with one of the largest crowds on record. The Conference, held on Wednesday January 9, 2013, turned into an Anti-Fracking rally from start to finish, and Frachtivisits outnumbered the pro Drilling crowd by 1600- 120,.....Wow!!
The Constitution Pipeline Corporation has awarded nearly $300,000 in community grants for a variety of projects in communities potentially affected by the pipeline. The projects are worthwhile but committing a small amount of money to local communities is nothing more than an effort to bolster support for this very controversial pipeline.