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A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking Law

The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.

12/20/2013

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

12/15/2013

(Iris Marie Bloom leads protesters outside the center city headquarters of Sunoco Logistics.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Center City Protest Targets a Pennsylvania Oil Pipeline Operator

About 40 activists braved snow and cold during the noon hour outside a center city office tower, to protest a fracking-related project at the headquarters of the firm behind it.

12/10/2013

(Anti-fracking protesters collect bottled water to send to central Pennsylvania residents with contaminated groundwater.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Shale Industry Conference In Philadelphia Draws Protests

Across the street from the convention center, demonstrators collect bottled water and donations to help families whose drinking water, they say, has been contaminated by fracking along the Marcellus Shale in central and western Pennsylvania.

09/24/2013

File photo: a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation.  Credit Janek Skarzynski/ AFP/ Getty Images.

Pa. Attorney General Prosecutes Marcellus Shale Driller For Waste Water Spill

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to prosecute a driller for a 2010 mishap that resulted in a 50,000 gallon waste water spill is simultaneously being with met with praise and disdain.

09/13/2013

(Protesters rally outside the Franklin Institute while Gov. Tom Corbett addressed an energy industry conference inside.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Critics Challenge Gov. Corbett at Fracking Industry Meeting in Philadelphia

Corbett met a receptive audience from the oil and gas industry today at the Franklin Institute, while critics of Marcellus Shale drilling shouted from the sidewalk as he came and went.

06/14/2013

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Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was the target of protest this Earth Day by more than 62 organizations fighting Marcellus Shale drilling or fracking.

04/22/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.29.13

5:40 La Salle’s NCAA Tournament run ended last night against Wichita State in Los Angeles. 6:45 President Obama says “shame on us” if we fail to act after the Newtown Shooting. 6:52 The NRA objects […]

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/29/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

(Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Debate Over Fracking Continues In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania remains at the center of the raging debate over fracking, the hydro-fracturing techniques to get at natural gas locked in shale.

02/02/2013

(Matt Damon stars in "Promised Land.")

Movie Review: ‘Promised Land’

It’s a timely, quietly powerful cautionary tale about a failing farming community faced with an offer from a big company that could bail them out of financial misery. But at what cost?

12/31/2012

(Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Shale Gas Conference in Center City Philadelphia Draws Protesters

Outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, several hundred people gathered for a rally demanding an end to “fracking.”

09/20/2012

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lift Doctor-Patient Gag Order in Marcellus Shale Law

Pennsylvania’s new law governing Marcellus shale gas drilling — Act 13 — bars doctors and other health professions from sharing information about what chemicals are used in the process.

04/19/2012

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Anti-Fracking Activists Protest Aqua America Pumping Station Plan

About a dozen activists marched outside Aqua’s headquarters on West Lancaster Avenue, protesting the planned construction of a water pumping station for fracking.

04/18/2012

(Protesters outside the Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th and The Parkway, today.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Upstate Pa. Residents Affected by Fracking Protest at EPA Head’s Visit to Philadelphia

Opponents of natural gas drilling in Northeastern Pennsylvania came to Philadelphia on Friday, demanding that the EPA administrator order fresh water deliveries to their town.

01/13/2012

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