Photo and Story Rick Hiduk Volunteers from the Meshoppen Fire Company and the FWM Emergency Squad (above) blocked the southern end of Meshopany Ridge Road on Saturday after an unscheduled release of highly pressurized natural gas occurred at the Manning Compressor Station in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The sudden releaseContinue Reading

Photos and story by Rick Hiduk Residents of Rabbit Hollow in Washington Township return to their vehicle after being told by first responders from Meshoppen and Mehoopany that there has been an incident at the recently constructed UGI natural gas compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road. (update link below) TheContinue Reading

By Rick Hiduk A Management Action Plan for Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) gathered steam last week, as consultants from Peter J. Smith & Company met with a wide cross section of residents from Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties who are concerned about balancing heritage and progress in theContinue Reading

(Mehoopany) – Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for pipeline emergencies training. These funds will be used for training first responders in Bradford, Sullivan,Continue Reading

(Harrisburg) – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Garth Everett (Lycoming), Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), Sandra Major (Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Matt Baker (Tioga/Bradford) to clarify minimum royalty payments in state law was the subject of a meeting of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday in Harrisburg. House Bill 1684 would directly respond toContinue Reading

Thousands of miles of underground pipelines buried underneath Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier present new challenges to area first responders. COGENT, a locally-based organization proactive in pursuing productive partnerships among those involved in and affected by the natural gas industry, will receive funds from the state to provide specialized training for localContinue Reading

Lt. Gov. Candidate Responds to Corbett Spot (February 24, 2014) By Rick Hiduk Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mark Smith released a video today in response to the ad aired on Feb. 19 that served as the opening for Republican Governor Tom Corbett’s campaign for reelection. Though the two men will notContinue Reading

Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Betty Booth of Nicholson Township was one of several citizens at a public hearing held at the courthouse in Tunkhannock on Tuesday who encouraged the Wyoming County Commissioners to take a more proactive approach with gas-related issues as the county faces a dramatic increaseContinue Reading

Photo and Story by Rick Hiduk Participating in the Jan. 14 meeting of the Wyoming County Commissioners were (from left) Solicitor James Davis, Commissioners Judy Mead, Tom Henry, and Ron Williams, and Chief Clerk Bill Gaylord. The Wyoming County Commissioners agreed on Jan. 14 that they would need to moveContinue Reading

Emily Krafjack, a Mehoopany Township resident and co-founder of COGENT, recently attended a workshop in Laporte that offered ideas for better ways to fit infrastructure related to the natural gas industry into our existing landscape. What she learned debunked some myths, such as to what can be planted in right-of-waysContinue Reading