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Marcellus Shale

Pennsylvania experienced a rush of Marcellus Shale drilling activity, as industry hurried to drill while regulators and environmentalists sprinted to keep up. Prior to allowing shale gas development here, Pennsylvania should have conducted a thorough examination of the risks associated with this industry and adopted a regulatory framework sufficient to protect communities, the environment, and human health from these risks. Instead, Pennsylvania has allowed this industry to grow at an astonishing rate in a regulatory environment inadequate to address the challenges it poses.

The reality is that the shale gas industry is here, and its impact on our air, our water, and our communities cannot be ignored. GASP supports efforts to minimize these impacts. Our efforts to address the environmental impacts of this industry include reviewing proposed permits and rulemakings, engaging in litigation efforts, promoting public awareness of health and environmental issues related to shale gas development, and encouraging citizen participation in the regulatory process.

First Marcellus Compressor Station in Allegheny County

Groups Working on Marcellus Shale Issues

Public Comments Related to the Marcellus Shale Industry

See some of our recent public comments regarding Marcellus Shale activity. Please contact us for more information.

Consent Decree in United States vs. MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources

GASP's comments to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding their consent decree with MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources.

Rice Poseidon Midstream’s Blue Moon Compressor Station

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the proposed Title V Operating Permit for Rice Poseidon Midstream's Blue Moon Compressor Station.

Superior Appalachian Pipeline’s Kissick Lane Compressor Station

GASP's comments to the Allegheny County Health Department regarding the proposed Minor Source Operating Permit for Superior Appalachian Pipeline's Kissick Lane Compressor Station.

Handsome Lake Energy–Kennerdell Facility (Comments and Response Document)

Response from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to GASP's comments regarding a proposed permit change for Handsome Lake Energy's Kennerdell Facility.

Appeal of Plan Approval for Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners–Westmoreland Generating Station

Link to GASP's appeal of the Air Quality Plan Approval of Tenaska Pennsylvania Partner's Westmoreland Generating Station.

Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners–Westmoreland Generating Station

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for Tenaska Pennsylvania Partner's Westmoreland Generating Station.

Handsome Lake Energy–Kennerdell Facility

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding a proposed permit modification for Handsome Lake Energy's Kennerdell Facility.

Cardinal PA Midstream–Pike Compressor Station

GASP's comments to New Sewickley Township regarding the Conditional Use Application for Construction of Cardinal PA Midstream's Pike Compressor Station.

Equitrans–Hartson Compressor Station (Comments and Response Document)

The Comments and Response Document from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Title V Operating Permit Renewal for Equitrans's Hartson Compressor Station.

Equitrans–Hartson Compressor Station

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding Equitrans's Hartson Compressor Station Title V Operating Permit renewal.

Mountain Gathering–Westmoreland Compressor Station (Comments and Response Document)

The comment response document for Mountain Gathering's Westmoreland Compressor Station Air Quality Plan Approval.

Mountain Gathering–Westmoreland Compressor Station

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the proposed Air Quality Plan Approval for Mountain Gathering's Westmoreland's Compressor Station.

Texas Eastern Transmission–Armagh Compressor Station

GASP's comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental protection, regarding the Air Quality Plan Approval for Texas Eastern Transmission's Armagh Compressor Station.

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