Pictured is the lower portion of Deckers Creek looking upstream to the former Richard Mine, which has left behind a legacy of degraded water quality throughout the creek. But a new planned acid mine drainage treatment system promises to clean up this stretch of the creek in Monongalia County. Brian Hurley remembers that it used…
MORGANTOWN – Local natural gas producer Northeast Natural Energy has joined the effort to clean up the toxic drainage pouring from the Richard Mine into Deckers Creek.
MORGANTOWN –Northeast Natural Energy has taken a leading step among area natural gas producers to seek dual certification for adherence to what’s called ESG standards: Environmental, social and governance. These standards cover a range of issues from emissions to corporate governance.
Appalachian natural gas producer Northeast Natural Energy is a small, locally-focused company that is privately owned and with about 55 full-time employees, drilling mainly in two West Virginia counties along the Pennsylvania border. It doesn’t have the operational heft and big capital expenditure of the big dogs in the basin. But it’s also put together a long track record of transparency, opening up its wells to independent academic scrutiny.