The Woodlands: Underfunded 'Water Bank' Closes

A local water bank in Butler County serving 40 families who lost their water after REX Energy began drilling for natural gas had to close their doors last week because donations dropped off.

Below is a Letter to the Editor that a Butler resident wrote explaining the situation.There's more…

Post-Gazette Wins Award for Fracking Expose

The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced recently that the Erich Schwartzel and Julia Rendleman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have won the September Sidney Award for “Fouled Waters,” a three-month investigation into a mysterious blight on the water supply of the Woodlands, a small Pennsylvania town surrounded by natural gas wells.
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