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April 14, 2014

by Greg Matusky

As our members and supporters know, shale development has yielded unprecedented benefits to our state and region. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen higher and new forms of revenue for the state and our communities; strong environmental protections; new opportunities for landowners, families, and workers; and a manufacturing …

This post was originally authored by Charles M. Hart, Partner, Duane Morris
In the summer of 2012, after the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court enjoined implementation of certain provisions of Act 13 that were designed to bring uniformity to zoning in the Marcellus region, we blogged about the resulting uncertainty for the Commonwealth, …

The U.S. Department of Energy has delayed the finalization and release of its review of the U.S. shale gas industry until after the Presidential campaign. As a result, decisions on licenses to build at least a dozen liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities necessary for the export of Marcellus Shale …

Recent news that the former Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook will be reopened to process natural gas products from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale represents the first ripples in a pond that will be felt more and more here in the Delaware Valley. The plant, which closed earlier this year, laying off …

A recent Wall Street Journal article points out that opponents of natural gas development frequently use bad science to support their claims.
To make the argument against drilling, adversaries blame everything from breast cancer to air pollution on Marcellus development. These claims are as shocking as they are misleading, and are …

Good news should be good news. But not in the world of Marcellus Shale development, where all too often science and fact are distorted by bias. This week brings news that Duke University researchers have released a study on isolated cases of saline contamination in select areas of Pennsylvania. Their …

On its face, the name of our organization – the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association – appears to be an oxymoron, since there is no Marcellus Shale in the region for which it is named. But that reflects a misunderstanding of the name, which was intended not to be descriptive, but …