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.
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.
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.
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.
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Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.
Pennsylvania remains at the center of the raging debate over fracking, the hydro-fracturing techniques to get at natural gas locked in shale.
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Outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, several hundred people gathered for a rally demanding an end to “fracking.”
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.
About a dozen activists marched outside Aqua’s headquarters on West Lancaster Avenue, protesting the planned construction of a water pumping station for fracking.
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.
New York is on record against fracking, and now Delaware indicates it will also vote no, given concerns over protection of drinking water.
Scientists are exploring a new concern about gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale beds: Earthquakes.
Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.