Marcellus Shale

(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

Stigall Show Log 9.8.11

Chris reviews last night’s Republican Debate, has the new details of Superintendant Arlene Ackerman’s buyout, and insight on Phillies Outfielder John Mayberry Jr’s dating habits.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/08/2011

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Thousands Protest Outside Shale Drilling Conference In Philadelphia

Former Pennsylvania governor and industry consultant Tom Ridge says many of the concerns about the environmental and public health impacts of drilling are “phony hysteria.”

09/07/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo)

Gov. Corbett Says Perzel Guilty Plea Speaks To His Own Integrity

“I also, back in 2004, received campaign contributions directly to my campaign from the former speaker (John Perzel). It didn’t do him any good, did it?,” Corbett told reporters today.

09/01/2011

(A Marcellus shale fracking site.  File photo)

Pennsylvania Health Expert Disputes Marcellus Shale-STD Link Assertion

“We have not seen any data that can support or deny claims that rates of STDs have increased in communities where there is an influx of workers associated with Marcellus Shale drilling,” says the director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

08/19/2011

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley speaks to reporters after Friday's meeting (Credit: Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio)

Imposing Impact Fees Just One Of Many Marcellus Shale Recommendations Approved

Imposing impact fees is among the dozens of recommendations approved Friday by Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Commission on a wide range issues related to natural gas drilling.

07/16/2011

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Liquor Store Privatization To Take Center Stage This Week

The push to privatize Pennsylvania liquor sales will be in the spotlight this week when the much-anticipated legislative proposal is expected to be unveiled. But when the legislature returns in the fall, the fate of state stores will share the stage with several other major issues.

07/12/2011

(A Marcellus shale drilling site.  File photo)

Some Pa. Natural Gas Drilling May Be Violating Federal Law, Sierra Club Warns

Since 1965, Pennsylvania has received more than $160 million from the federal government to acquire land that, according to the funding, must be used for public purposes in perpetuity.

07/07/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  AP file photo)

Poll Shows Pa. Voters Evenly Divided Over Gov. Corbett’s Performance

The new Quinnipiac University poll shows that 39 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of Gov. Corbett’s job performance while 38 percent disapprove.

06/14/2011

(A Marcellus shale drilling site.   File photo)

Pa. Lawmakers Advance Shale Drilling ‘Impact Fees’ Legislation

A Pennsylvania state senate committee has advanced a bill that would impose “impact fees” on natural gas drilling in the state, but some state lawmakers are expressing reservations.

06/14/2011

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