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Pennsylvania Lawyers Managing Marcellus Shale Water Withdrawal Issues

Comprehensive Legal Assistance for Natural Gas Producers

The hydraulic fracturing process used to reach the vast natural gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale requires a large volume of water. Withdrawal of water from streams and transportation of that water for fracking is closely monitored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and is an important issue for the public as well.

At Wright & Reihner P.C., we assist in our clients in drafting and implementing Water Management Plans that satisfy all applicable regulations, including environmental laws governing threatened and endangered species that may be impacted by the withdrawal of water from a given stream. Once the plan is in place, we help clients obtain the proper permits for transportation of the water to the drilling site.

If you have any questions about how to properly withdraw and transport water for your drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale, call our experienced legal team at 570-961-1166. You can also contact our Scranton law firm online.

Handling All Aspects of Water Withdrawal and Transportation

Our experienced lawyers understand that having an adequate supply of water for fracking operations is critical to our clients. We use our strong legal and practical understanding of Water Management Plans to help ensure that supply. Our plans include:

  • Withdrawal impact analysis
  • Water use and source monitoring
  • Stream impact analysis
  • Low flow analysis
  • Water use registration and reporting

Once a Water Management Plan is in place, we assist our clients with all issues related to the transportation of the water to the drilling site. We efficiently resolve such issues as:

  • Zoning issues in multiple locations
  • Obtaining highway occupancy permits
  • Reporting requirements

Natural gas developers can rely on Wright & Reihner P.C. to guide them through all legal issues related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale. Our experience representing energy companies means that we are deeply familiar with the unique issues affecting our clients, and we use innovative, effective legal strategies to help clients solve those issues.

Contact a Scranton Water Transportation Attorney

At Wright & Reihner P.C., we create targeted legal solutions for oil and gas companies working in the Marcellus Shale. We have the proven record, reputation and skills to handle highly complex oil and gas drilling issues in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and throughout Susquehanna County, Bradford County, Wyoming County and Lackawanna County.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 570-961-1166 or contact our Scranton law firm online.

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