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Raucous crowd meets on shale debate

marcellus protest bannerPost-Gazette's coverage of the June 13th DoE Fracking Advisory Board hearing in Washington, PA. Also read how the panel is stacked with gas industry folks.There's more…

Post-Gazette: ExxonMobil buys local Marcellus firm for $1.69 billion

ExxonMobil Corp. has bolstered its position in the Marcellus Shale play with a billion-dollar acquisition, paying $1.69 billion for Warrendale-based Philips Resources and TWP Inc.There's more…

Gas drilling opponents conduct sit-in at the Capitol

sit-in photo by david meieran, marcellusprotest.orgWhat started out as a rally against gas drilling turned into a noisy sit-in outside the governor's office by the end of the afternoon, with protesters chanting and seeking a meeting.There's more…

Today's Democracy Now! reports on fracking

Biologist and author Dr. Sandra Steingraber is interviewed about fracking and its risks to farming and our food supply on today's (5/27) Democracy Now!. You can watch the interview, and read the transcript of the segment on the Democracy Now! website.

What Will Fracking Do to Your Food Supply?

The controversial gas-drilling practice is tainting water. Your food might be next.There's more…

Sudden Wealth from Gas Rush Fractures Pennsylvania Communities

The gas industry’s promise of prosperity has cleaved some communities and frayed the fabric that traditionally binds small towns together. (Part 5 of Elizabeth McGowan's series on fracking in PA.)There's more…

Gas Drilling Companies Hold Data Needed by Researchers to Assess Risk to Water Quality

propublica logoFor years the natural gas drilling industry has decried the lack of data that could prove—or disprove—that drilling can cause drinking water contamination. Now it turns out that some of that data does exist.There's more…

News item: Ordinance prohibits gas drilling (Wellsburg, WVa)

WELLSBURG - Wellsburg City Council on Tuesday approved the second reading of an ordinance prohibiting natural gas drilling in or within one mile of the city, with Mayor Sue Simonetti breaking a tied vote on the issue.There's more…

News item: Bentonite found in Ohio River (Wellsburg, WVa)

WELLSBURG - West Virginia regulators detected a substance commonly used at natural gas drilling sites in the Ohio River following an apparent spill into Brooke County's Buffalo Creek.There's more…

What happened to the Ivory Tower? Or, Bought and paid for by industry: WVU & Penn State

Both Penn State and West Virginia University have received money from the natural gas industry. And both institutions of "higher education" have also been instrumental in spreading a public perception of natural gas as a safe, environmentally-friendly, economic boon to the Marcellus Shale region.There's more…

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