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New Study Released: Gas drilling will hurt local tourism

Widespread Marcellus Shale drilling could substantially damage the long-term growth of local tourism industries, according to a study released by the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board.There's more…

Range Resources Report

logoThe main headquarters of Range Resources is located in Fort Worth, TX, with satellite headquarters for the Marcellus Shale in Canonsburg, PA1. Ray Walker (a member of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission) is a senior vice president with the company. The company is one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus region, referred to sometimes as "The King of Marcellus Shale"2.There's more…

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Natural gas extraction from the Marcellus formation in Pennsylvania

Cody Mellott (Bard Center for Environmental Policy) has written a thesis on the environmental impacts of Marcellus gas drilling in PA State Parks.There's more…

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Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?

report thumbnailThe Post Carbon Institue has released a new report that challenges three widespread assumptions about the role that natural gas can and should play in our energy future.There's more…

Scientists say fracking can cause your water to light on fire

Ever since the release of Gasland - which features images of tap water bursting into flames - the gas industry has maintained that that fracking had nothing to do with it. But the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has just published a peer-reviewed article that links fracking to methane contamination.There's more…

In the Shadow of the Marcellus Boom

pennenvironment reportThe PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center has just released a report on "how shale gas extraction puts vulnerable Pennsylvanians at risk."There's more…

Fracking the Future Report

fracking the future: fracking the future thumbnailThis comprehensive report, written by the environmental journalists at DeSmogBlog, quotes recent research to detail the harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing on global warming, human health, and the pollution of water, air, and land.There's more…

Natural Gas May Have Larger Greenhouse Gas Footprint than Coal

Cornell Professor concludes that "that natural gas is no better than coal and may in fact be worse than coal in terms of its greenhouse gas footprint...".There's more…

Living in Gasland: a Child's View

DIMOCK, PA — William Farnelli would like to move to Australia because he’s heard there isn’t any gas drilling there. That’s what the fifth-grader told a student from The Homestead School in Glen Spey, NY who traveled with fellow fourth through sixth graders to Dimock for a firsthand look at what it’s like to live where natural gas exploration is taking place.There's more…

It's getting bigger & bigger

We know not everyone can come to Pittsburgh.

We also know that's not a reason that'll keep the grassroots at home.

Yesterday we learned that both Little Rock, Arkansas and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas will be have Rally/Protests on November 3, 2010.There's more…

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