Gas Drilling

(Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and local activists observe as Gov. Wolf signs an executive order in Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Wolf Quickly Reinstates Moratorium on Oil and Gas Drilling in State Parks

“These state lands are intended to be refuges, places where people can go to enjoy natural beauty,” the governor said today, signing the measure in 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

File photo: Shale gas burns at the Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig, exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A Blow To PA Conservationists On Public Land Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) sued to halt any additional leases in state parks and forests, and to make sure proceeds from current leases were put into mitigating the impacts of drilling.

01/08/2015

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate Passes Natural Gas Drilling Regulations

The state legislature continues to move closer to enacting a bill that would regulate natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

11/16/2011

(Credit: AP)

Natural Gas Drilling Bill Delayed

State Senate action on a bill to regulate and impose fees on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has been delayed for at least two weeks.

11/01/2011

(Pennsylvania lawmakers hold hearing on Marcellus shale tax in King of Prussia, Pa.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Marcellus Shale Drilling Tax

The issue of whether to impose a severance tax on companies looking to drill in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale was front and center on Wednesday at a Pennsylvania House hearing in Montgomery County.

02/23/2011

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