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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

A few days ago, a reader submitted a comment to this blog in which she posed several questions about hydraulic fracturing. Her final question asked why the hydraulic fracturing issue had become so adversarial: 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. William B. Harrison, III of Western Michigan University about the economic benefits of oil and natural gas development in the state, particularly the Michigan Basin. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  ground-water  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  pennsylvania  water  department-of-environmental-protection 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2010

Pennsylvania's chief environmental regulator says he's seen no evidence that hydraulic fracturing contaminates underground water supplies. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 12, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had hoped to hold hearings on hydraulic fracturing in New York this week. They were scheduled at Binghamton University, but when it was learned that potentially thousands of people would attend, the EPA moved them to a larger venue in Syracuse, 65 miles north. The move prompted howls among groups who had planned to fly-in from all over the country, leading EPA to postpone the hearings until next month. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 6, 2010

With time running short, the Senate postponed its consideration of an energy bill this week - a "spill bill," as some called it. Now members of the Senate and various lobbying groups are engaging in finger-pointing and blaming each other for the bill's delay. 

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  new-york  onshore  pennsylvania  revenues  severance-tax  west-virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Dr. Tim Considine of the University of Wyoming about his recent study that quantifies the economic impact of developing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, which stretches beneath large portions of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His study also looks at state policies that could hinder natural gas production in the region and slow economic opportunities. 

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domestic-energy  hydraulic-fracturing  marcellus  marcellus-natural-gas  marcellus-production  natural-gas  new-york  penn-state-natural-gas-study  pennsylvania-natural-gas  west-virginia  economic-impacts-of-marcellus 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2010

Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale could generate nearly $6 billion in government revenue, 280,000 new jobs and more than 18 billion cubic feet of clean-burning natural gas per day, according to a new study.

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domestic-energy  fracking  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  ohio  onshore  pennsylvania  technology-innovation  utica-shale  virginia  west-virginia  mit34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

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