Tag: natural gas drilling

Kate Wofford: Congress should accept Valley’s caution on gas drilling

A dozen Shenandoah Valley residents and I went to Washington last Friday, where I served as a witness at a congressional oversight hearing. The focus was a U.S. Forest Service proposal to ban a controversial natural gas drilling technique – horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing – from more than one million acres of public land […]

Review: Long list of public-health concerns related to proposed natural-gas well

A professional geologist’s review of an application for a Marcellus Shale natural-gas well in Rockingham County just released by local groups Community Alliance for Preservation, Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Shenandoah Valley Network, reveals a long list of environmental and public-health concerns related to the proposed well. The report, conducted by Mark Quarles, P.G., of Global Environmental […]