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Should PA Tax Natural Gas to Balance Budget? - wnep.com

August 9, 2017 - 6:06pm

wnep.com

Should PA Tax Natural Gas to Balance Budget?
wnep.com
It's been roughly a decade of drilling, fracking, and extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, an area that primarily includes Susquehanna, Wyoming, Bradford, and Lycoming counties in our area. Over the years, there have been calls to tax the ...
Energy Lobby Heavyweights Pressure Pennsylvania GOP to Block Shale TaxMorning Consult

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New law could take failed anti-fracking issue off Youngstown ballot - WKBN.com

August 9, 2017 - 4:53pm

WKBN.com

New law could take failed anti-fracking issue off Youngstown ballot
WKBN.com
One measure asks to prohibit fracking within city limits and that water funds be used for water quality and infrastructure, not downtown development. The second issue is for free and fair elections, taking out corporate money. Registered voters in ...
Ohio law may keep anti-fracking proposal off Youngstown ballotKallanish Energy (subscription)

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Griswold anti-fracking ordinance passes, heads to voters - Norwich Bulletin

August 9, 2017 - 3:01pm

Griswold anti-fracking ordinance passes, heads to voters
Norwich Bulletin
GRISWOLD — To date, 21 Connecticut towns have passed fracking waste bans, and Griswold could be next. This year, Griswold residents have been fighting to keep fracking waste out of their town. They will finally see the issue go to a vote in September.

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New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Governor Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word - Truth-Out

August 9, 2017 - 10:14am

New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Governor Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word
Truth-Out
New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential precedent for other states. Now, however, the state is poised to begin operating a power plant that will make ...

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Fracking New Mexico: BP Just Found 'Significant New Source of ... - EcoWatch

August 9, 2017 - 10:08am

EcoWatch

Fracking New Mexico: BP Just Found 'Significant New Source of ...
EcoWatch
BP announced it had discovered a "significant new source of U.S. natural gas supply" in New Mexico in the Mancos Shale, just across from the Colorado border.

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Fracking Opens Possibilities for Growth of US Natural Gas Exports - ValueWalk

August 9, 2017 - 8:34am

ValueWalk

Fracking Opens Possibilities for Growth of US Natural Gas Exports
ValueWalk
The development of new hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology allowed domestic producers to access deposits of oil previously thought to be unexploitable, increasing the supply of oil on the market, and helping to push prices down ...

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Youngstown news, New state law may keep anti-fracking measure ... - Youngstown Vindicator

August 8, 2017 - 10:55pm

Youngstown news, New state law may keep anti-fracking measure ...
Youngstown Vindicator
An anti-fracking charter amendment could be kept off the city's Nov. 7 ballot by the Mahoning County Board of Elections because of a conflict with state law. Gov.

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Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier Releases Anti-Fracking Song 'Water On Fire' - Broadway World

August 8, 2017 - 7:08pm

Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier Releases Anti-Fracking Song 'Water On Fire'
Broadway World
Grammy-Nominated Seth Glier Releases Anti-Fracking Song 'Water On Fire' The intense and provocative song highlights corporate greed and its interference with environmental justice. Listen here via Elmore Magazine. Glier states, "I wrote 'Water On Fire ...

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Fracking pumps up North Dakota, Canadian trucking businesses - FreightWaves (blog)

August 8, 2017 - 10:27am

FreightWaves (blog)

Fracking pumps up North Dakota, Canadian trucking businesses
FreightWaves (blog)
And it all starts with fracking. Fracking is the breaking up of the underground formations with the aim to release oil and gas that are trapped in small spaces of rocks that are impermeable. The fracking technique is done by pumping in three substances ...

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LTE: No more fracking anywhere - The Intelligencer

August 8, 2017 - 9:25am

LTE: No more fracking anywhere
The Intelligencer
This writer feels that fracking shouldn't ever be allowed anywhere. In Scientific American magazine, July 2016, Page 47, “Drilling for Earthquakes” by Anna Kuchment explains how more wastewater from fracking has caused a (documented) increase of ...

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Southern Company gas investment brings Marcellus Shale Gas to north Georgia - MDJOnline.com

August 7, 2017 - 11:52pm

Southern Company gas investment brings Marcellus Shale Gas to north Georgia
MDJOnline.com
Customers of Atlanta Gas Light and other utilities in northwest Georgia will benefit from new shale natural gas supplies being brought online Aug. 1 by Williams Partners L.P, parent company of Transco, the nation's largest-volume and fastest-growing ...

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Remote Northern Territory businesses weigh up potential impacts of fracking - ABC Online

August 7, 2017 - 11:03pm

Remote Northern Territory businesses weigh up potential impacts of fracking
ABC Online
Small business owners in a remote part of the Northern Territory are weighing up the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on their livelihood and the environment. A moratorium on the controversial underground gas extraction technique is currently ...

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Anti-fracking claims baseless - Tribune-Review

August 7, 2017 - 9:04pm

Anti-fracking claims baseless
Tribune-Review
Not only was Ron Slabe's inflammatory letter claiming “fracking kills” and “epitomizes a culture of sickness and death” published in the Valley News Dispatch, the fact that the study he bases these claims on is seriously flawed was completely ...

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Proposed fracking permit changes troublesome - The Morning Call - Allentown Morning Call

August 7, 2017 - 5:41pm

Allentown Morning Call

Proposed fracking permit changes troublesome - The Morning Call
Allentown Morning Call
The bill, which is touted as a severance tax on fracking, aims to quicken the state approval of environmental permits.

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UI: Oklahoma earthquakes tied to fracking - Business Record

August 7, 2017 - 11:51am

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UI: Oklahoma earthquakes tied to fracking
Business Record
An earthquake specialist at the University of Iowa says the quakes that have rattled Oklahoma — including one that Iowans felt — appear to be tied to fracking, Iowa Public Radio reported. Bill Barnhart, an assistant professor in the Department of ...
Seven Earthquakes Attributed to Fracking Hit OklahomaThomasNet News (press release) (blog)
Oklahoma Shaken Again By QuakesHPPR

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Trump now has the votes to feed US fracking frenzy with new gas pipelines - Norwalk Reflector

August 6, 2017 - 8:12am

Trump now has the votes to feed US fracking frenzy with new gas pipelines
Norwalk Reflector
These are boom times for pipeline developers, partly because of the enormous volumes of natural gas being fracked from the Marcellus Shale formation of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Supporters say this fracking could boost production of gas ...

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Fracking is causing invasion of harmful non-native plants in Pennsylvania forests, PSU researchers say - LancasterOnline

August 6, 2017 - 7:03am

LancasterOnline

Fracking is causing invasion of harmful non-native plants in Pennsylvania forests, PSU researchers say
LancasterOnline
Invasive, non-native plant species are “rapidly invading” northern forests in Pennsylvania because of fracking in the Marcellus shale basin, a group of Penn State researchers say. The spread of invasive plants could have longterm detrimental ...

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Readers sound off on immigration, fracking and ivory - New York Daily News

August 6, 2017 - 3:00am

New York Daily News

Readers sound off on immigration, fracking and ivory
New York Daily News
Ozone Park: Finally, a President brave enough to address the insane amount of legal immigration to the United States: Every year we give out green cards to a number of immigrants equal to the population of the state of Montana. This new law would ...
Trump Unveils Legislation Limiting Legal ImmigrationNPR
President Donald J. Trump Backs RAISE ActWhitehouse.gov
Attorney General Orders Tougher Sentences, Rolling Back Obama PolicyNew York Times

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Letter to the editor: A fracking red herring - Tribune-Review

August 5, 2017 - 9:51pm

Letter to the editor: A fracking red herring
Tribune-Review
Without any doubt, fracking doesn't need the Russians to sell its ill and detrimental effects (“Russia & fracking: Environmental disinformation?” July 15 and TribLIVE). Oklahoma and other states have been plagued by earthquakes caused by fracking's ...

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Senate jams shale tax, industry permits into unhappy package - Observer-Reporter

August 5, 2017 - 9:28pm

Observer-Reporter

Senate jams shale tax, industry permits into unhappy package
Observer-Reporter
HARRISBURG – For years, environmental advocates have sought a tax on Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale natural gas production while business associations have sought speedier state approval of permits for the activities of polluting industries.

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