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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.


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Governor Corbett Cites School Vouchers As Priority For Fall Legislative Session

Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.


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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.


(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.


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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.


File photo of Governor Tom Corbett addressing the State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Natural Gas Drilling Commission Reaches Halfway Point

The commission empanelled by Governor Corbett to make recommendations about natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania has reached the halfway point of its work.


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Pa. Natural Gas Driller Pays Record Fine For Fire, Pollution

A natural gas driller has agreed to the biggest settlement ever in Pennsylvania for problems at sites in two different parts of the state.


(Governor Corbett's newly formed transportation funding task force meets on Monday for the first time. Credit: AP)

Governor Corbett Stirs Up Controversy With Natural Gas Drilling Proposal

Governor Tom Corbett added a new wrinkle to the burgeoning debate over natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania this past week when he said some state colleges and universities could help ease their fiscal slight by allowing gas wells on campus property.


(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Thinks Fees On Marcellus Shale Drillers Unavoidable

Pennsylvania state senator Joseph Scarnati has rolled out his long-awaited proposal to impose fees on natural gas drillers in the state’s Marcellus Shale region.


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Heated Debate In Harrisburg Over Natural Gas Drilling

Governor Corbett’s newly-formed advisory commission on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling got a tongue-lashing from dozens of residents concerned about safety and environmental issues as the panel held its second meeting Wednesday.


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Natural Gas Companies Asked To Stop Bringing Waste Water to Pa. Treatment Plants

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are now asking natural gas drilling companies to stop taking wastewater to 15 water treatment plants, mostly in the western part of the state.


File photo of Governor Tom Corbett addressing the State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Favors Pollution Controls, But Not Taxes For Gas Drillers

Governor Corbett today told township officials from around the state that he will not let natural gas drillers pollute Pennsylvania water, while reaffirming his stance against a tax on the industry.


Work on a natural gas drill in Pennsylvania. (Credit: Getty Images)

Pa. Officials Find No Radioactive Contamination In Marcellus Shale Waterways

First tests show harmless levels of radioactivity in wastewater from natural gas extraction.


Opponents to hydraulic fracturing in New York have called for a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling. (Credit: Getty Images)

Philadelphia City Council Will Hold Hearing On ‘Fracking’

Opponents of the natural gas extraction technique say they hope to avoid possible contamination of the Delaware River Basin.


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

Despite ‘Times’ Article, Pennsylvania DEP Finds No Radiation In Shale Downstreams

Pennsylvania state officials say results for the first two months of testing show no radioactive contamination of water in Pennsylvania waterways located in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region.