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Some Seekers of Rural Life Move Out of Pennsylvania as Gas Rigs Move In

the aubrees from PASolveClimate News has published an excellent story about the a rural PA family who "were the lone holdouts against a developer's plan to tap gas in their small town."There's more…

Protesters disrupt Marcellus Shale commission meeting

Anti-drilling protesters repeatedly disrupted the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission's second meeting today, interrupting presentations and rallying loudly outside on concerns about potential gas-drilling dangers.There's more…

Fracking Insiders Score Big in New Gas Bill, But Americans Not Told the True Costs of Massive Drilling Plan

Corporate insiders peddling the claim that drilling for methane gas will solve America's energy needs just scored big in Washington -- and for these insiders fracking for gas is very lucrative business.There's more…

DEP Shuts Down Gas Wells after Water Contamination in Forest County

MEADVILLE — The Department of Environmental Protection has issued a cease and desist order to Catalyst Energy Inc. that prohibits the company from conducting all drilling and hydro-fracturing operations for the 36 non-Marcellus wells within 2,500 feet of two homes in the Yellow Hammer area of Hickory Township, Forest County.There's more…

Pennsylvania Limits Authority of Oil and Gas Inspectors

dep logo: dep logoOil and gas inspectors policing Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania will no longer be able to issue violations to the drilling companies they regulate without first getting the approval of top officials.There's more…

Hauler accused of dumping wastewater all over region

"This was a calculated and long-running scheme to personally profit by illegally dumping wastewater, regardless of the potential for environmental damage," acting state Attorney General Bill Ryan said in a statement. --Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThere's more…

Hundreds speak out on shale gas drilling

photo of audience in hearingSpeakers and spectators filled the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse to capacity on Thursday night for a public hearing on Marcellus Shale gas drilling.There's more…

Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers

ny times logoThe American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush — for natural gas.There's more…

Corbett repeals policy on gas drilling in parks

corbett imageGov. Tom Corbett has repealed a 4-month-old policy designed to minimize the environmental impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas well drilling in Pennsylvania's parks.There's more…

March shale hearing planned

Allegheny County Council will take a second look at how -- or whether -- Marcellus Shale gas drilling should be done in the county.There's more…

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