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05.06.15

Penn State, citizen scientists work together for clearer picture of Pa. streams

enn State scientists are developing a new plan that calls for volunteers -- citizen scientists - to monitor and document Pennsylvania's streams, creeks and rivers

 

05.06.15

Most welcome, but some question plans for Beaver County cracker plant

A proposal by Shell Chemical to build a petrochemical plant in Beaver County drew praise from those who say it will boost the region's economy, and criticism from those who fear it will harm the environment, despite assurances from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

 

05.04.15

Rothfus Gets Natural Gas Provision Passed To Keep Pennsylvania Energy Boom Going

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] got an amendment passed that prevents Washington from imposing additional barriers that negatively impact natural gas production and Pennsylvania jobs.

 

05.03.15

Proposed rule on noise limits for oil, gas sites in Pa. pleases none

Gas industry leaders and fracking critics in Pennsylvania have found common ground in their views on one aspect of proposed environmental regulations for drilling: A rule aimed at limiting noise from sites is too vague to be effective.

 

05.02.15

Butler County commissioner candidates offer view on drilling tax vs. fees

Butler County government and local municipalities have received millions in impact fees on unconventional gas wells from natural gas drillers.

 

05.01.15

U.S., Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

Rail tank cars that are used to transport most crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of catastrophic train crash and fire under a series of new rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.

 

04.30.15

Oil and gas companies spending millions to terminate drilling contracts

As commodity prices remain low, oil and gas drillers are spending millions to terminate contracts.

 

04.29.15

Women take non-traditional roles in gas, oil industry

The discovery of gas and oil in southeastern Ohio magnified the demand and importance of welders.

 

04.29.15

Planned DEP rules don't satisfy gas industry, environmentalists

Tighter environmental rules proposed by state regulators would hurt Pennsylvania's oil and gas producers, industry officials said Wednesday.

 

04.29.15

Keeping the Shale Gas Flowing in Philadelphia

The major benefits of Marcellus Shale to Philadelphia suggest the City of Brotherly Love is already getting much love from its shale region brothers and should be allied with them against a severance tax, which is anything but brotherly.