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North Fayette supervisors OK natural gas lease

fayette countyDozens of property owners in North Fayette have signed leases with drilling companies that plan to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale bed.There's more…

Fears of Pervasive Air Pollution Stir Up Politics in Texas Shale Gas Country

drilling rigFor nearly a year Christine and Tim Ruggiero have battled the powerful Texas oil and gas industry and the inertia of regulators responsible for protecting air quality and public health.There's more…

Shale Game

Sandra SteingraberExcellent piece about fracking in the Shale by Sandra Steingraber, an American biologist, author, and cancer survivor in the tradition of Rachel Carson, who lives outside of Ithaca, NY.There's more…

As water worries mount, researcher says Marcellus Shale poses risk to air

gas maskProtecting watersheds in the Marcellus Shale region and forcing driller disclosure of fracking chemicals are the foremost demands of those concerned about potential environmental harm from natural gas activity.There's more…

Watchdog group: Gas drilling industry ‘supports’ politicians with big money gifts

corbett campaign logoWith the Marcellus Shale bringing the potential for plenty of jobs and economic opportunity, it's no surprise to a citizens lobbying group that gas drilling companies and other related businesses and organizations standing to profit from the industry have become politically involved by reaching into their wallets.There's more…

Fracking With Food: How the Natural Gas Industry Poisons Cows and Crops

Natural gas drilling operations have mucked up food from Colorado to Pennsylvania. So why is no one paying attention?There's more…

Chesapeake Energy Talks Lawrenceville Drilling Plans

by Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Business Times
July 30, 2010

Dave Spigelmyer, a spokesman for Chesapeake Energy, was in Lawrenceville this evening to answer one question: What is the company’s plan for the 70 or so leases it has purchased in the neighborhood?

Spigelmyer: “We have no plans to drill in the city at this time. No company wants to drive frac trucks up the streets of Lawrenceville.”

About 200 residents at the Teamster Temple: “Then why lease?”

Spigelmyer: “I never said it would never happen.”There's more…

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