Wolf Administration Advances Tougher Gas Drilling RulesPennsylvania state environmental regulators say they want to get tougher on how the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry stores waste, dampens noise and affects water resources, schools and playgrounds.
Upstate NY Towns Consider Seceding To Pa. After Fracking BanPlenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.
Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight TrainsA report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.
Some Pa. State Officials Push To Tax Marcellus Shale Drilling In Effort To Raise Money For Public SchoolsPennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and a number of his colleagues want to put an eight percent tax on Marcellus Shale extraction in the commonwealth.
Despite Dearth of Customers, a Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens in Phila.Gov. Corbett was on hand to cut the ribbon. The Marcellus Shale is a major source of natural gas.
PA Prosecutor Eyes Gas Royalty Check ComplaintsState Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reviewing whether her office has jurisdiction to investigate complaints into the costs that natural gas exploration giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. deducts before it pays royalties to the owners of land where it drills.
Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking LawThe group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can -- and cannot -- occur in their communities.
Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Marcellus Shale Drilling LawThe state Supreme Court has struck down portions of a controversial law governing natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale regions.

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