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Marcellus Shale

(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

(Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald says he has found limited interest from other companies in a purchase of Sunoco's South Philadelphia refinery facility.  Photo by David Madden)

Part 4: What’s Ahead

So, with a half-billion-dollar potential hit to the regional economy looming in just three months, what does the future hold for the Delaware Valley’s three local refineries? Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald isn’t sure.

04/05/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa., prior to its shutdown.  File photo by David Madden)

Federal Government Approves Aid For Displaced Employees Of Delaware County Refineries

The feds have approved some $5 million that will aid displaced workers at a pair of shuttered oil refineries in Delaware County.

03/25/2012

(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Consortium Pitches Natural Gas Pipeline Through Pennsylvania To Serve Marcellus Shale Region

Three companies are proposing to build a billion-dollar natural gas pipeline through Pennsylvania and other states to ship natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation to mid-Atlantic markets.

03/02/2012

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Electricity Prices Falling In Pennsylvania Due To Dual Market Forces, Says Expert

The price of electricity is dropping in our area. But why is that the case?

02/13/2012

(Donald Trump looks out the window of his limousine during a visit to New Hampshire last year.   Credit:  Matthew Cavanaugh/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Can We Fix It?

Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.

02/03/2012

Governor Tom Corbett (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pennsylvania Receiving State Funding For Various Conservation, Recreation Projects

Dozens of parks in Pennsylvania will be receiving state funding for various conservation and recreation projects.

12/14/2011

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Philadelphia Gets High Marks For Green Energy

With all the controversy about natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, you might wonder where green energy fits in. Quite nicely, says an advocate.

12/12/2011

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Pennsylvania House And Senate Pass Natural Gas Drilling Regulation Bills

Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have now passed different bills to regulate and impose fees on the state’s natural gas drilling industry.

11/18/2011

(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

(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Geologist: Fracking Can Cause Small Earthquakes

Scientists are exploring a new concern about gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale beds: Earthquakes.

11/12/2011

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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

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Corbett’s Fracking ‘Impact Fees’ Fall Short, Says Pennsylvania Environmental Group

Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.

10/03/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Unveils Proposed ‘Impact Fees’ on Natural Gas Drillers

The governor is proposing a fee that would collect a total of $160,000 per natural gas well over a 10-year period.

10/03/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo)

Corbett Takes Hands-On Approach For Drawing Up Natural Gas Drilling Bill

Governor Tom Corbett told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he will draw up his own legislation to impose impact fees on natural gas drillers.

09/16/2011

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