Local Gas Expo Sellout; People Coming From Nine States

Below is some information about the Natural Gas Expo for Potter, McKean and Cameron Counties.

Exhibitor space has sold out and people are registered from nine states for the three-county Natural Gas Expo, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, March 17-18, at the Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle. Helene Nawrocki, executive director of the Potter County Education Council, reported at Tuesday’s Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting that interest in the event has come from far and wide. “In terms of gas production, the eyes of the country are on this area,” she noted. There were 70 exhibitor spaces available and more than 100 applications to fill them.

The Expo is free and open to the public from noon to 7 pm on Wednesday and from 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday. Seminars will be held on a rotating basis spotlighting water resources and gas drilling; marketing local businesses to the gas industry; poly tanks; and obtaining servicing contracts with gas companies.

DEP Revokes Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permits for Two Gas Companies

 

http://www.ahs2.dep.state.pa.us/newsreleases/default.asp?ID=5710&varQueryType=Detail

Three erosion and sediment permits have been revoked by the DEP in Tioga and Potter Counties. Above is the information at DEP’s website and it gives details about which companies and which sites are having these problems and why. The good part here is that the DEP was finally able to do something about these permits. The sad part is that they are permits that went into effect a couple of months ago and it has taken this long for lawyer Matt Royer from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to acquire the ability to do something about it. This is truly a huge problem and could have been avoided had the ability of the local conservation districts to review permits not been taken out of their job descriptions! I am happy that they are finally able to do something about it. I know the local folks in the DEP here have been very frustrated by this.

Here are a few more links about this issue from various newpapers.

http://www.thedailyreview.com/news/dep_revokes_three_permits_issued_to_ultra_resources_and_fortuna_energy

http://www.stargazette.com/article/20091028/NEWS01/91028017/Pa.+agency+revokes+erosion+permits+for+Fortuna+Energy++Ultra+Resources+