DEP to monitor for shale-related air impacts in northeast counties

State environmental regulators plan to install a long-term air-monitoring device in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties to screen for impacts from natural gas operations in the region.



Driller agrees to penalty in settlement with EPA

One of Pennsylvania's gas drillers has agreed to pay a $62,457 federal penalty to settle allegations of failing to meet hazardous chemical reporting requirements.



Bicyclists protest 'fracking' on trip through Somerset County

Twelve participants in the Tour de FRACK, or Freedom Ride for Awareness & Community Knowledge, rode their bicycles through Rockwood this week to bring attention to the side effects of hydraulic fracturing.



GE to develop home fueling for natural gas cars

General Electric Co. said that it will work to develop a cheap and fast way to refuel natural gas cars at home with the help of government research money.



Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little -- or nothing -- to back them.



Hempfield unlikely to take a side on Act 13's shale well fees

The Hempfield Township supervisors likely will not take a position on controversial Act 13, which imposes impact fees on Marcellus shale drillers, at least until the Commonwealth Court rules on the law's constitutionality.



State's gas boom comes to town with first Utica Shale well in county

Work on one Utica Shale natural gas well has already started and, soon, there’s expected to be a second.



Fracking Isn't As Messy Or Dangerous As Everyone Thinks

The remarkable thing about extracting shale gas, says Bruce Niemeyer, Chevron's regional boss, is "the absence of anything remarkable going on" above the ground.



Proposed Natural gas pipeline unveiled to Susquehanna County residents

The proposed $750 million Constitution Pipeline, a joint venture between Cabot Oil & Gas and Williams Partners, was unveiled to Susquehanna County residents.



Commission suspends water withdrawals on low river levels

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission on Monday expanded the list of suspended water withdrawals from 37 to 64, affecting natural gas exploration companies, golf courses and other businesses with permits to take water from rivers or streams.