Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.
Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
Many expressed skepticism over the company’s plans to build another pumping station near residential homes in West Goshen Township along 202 and Boot Road.
The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.
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.
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.
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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