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12.23.13

State Supreme Court decision unsettles oil, gas drilling industry

With the Supreme Court's decision on the state's oil and gas law reforms, the spotlight turns back to town halls and municipal buildings statewide - even as the specter of more court wrangling looms.

 

12.23.13

Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Decision Leaves Future Uncertain

The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court threw out significant portions of a law that limited the power of cities and counties to regulate the industry.

 

12.20.13

Chesapeake Energy subsidiary to pay fine for dumping into W.Va. streams

A subsidiary of the nation's second-largest natural gas producer will pay a civil penalty of $3.2 million for clean water violations in West Virginia, two federal agencies said on Thursday.

 

12.19.13

Speaker: Study of water wells near gas drilling is encouraging

In a representative study of 98 water wells selected at random around Tioga County conducted by university professors, it turns out it is "not time to worry - yet," according to Dr. Paul Wendel, of the Department of Education, Otterbein University, formerly of Mansfield University.

 

12.19.13

Speaker: Study of water wells near gas drilling is encouraging

In a representative study of 98 water wells selected at random around Tioga County conducted by university professors, it turns out it is "not time to worry - yet," according to Dr. Paul Wendel, of the Department of Education, Otterbein University, formerly of Mansfield University.

 

12.19.13

Judge reviews evidence on alleged pollution by gas driller; no decision made

A natural gas company accused of allegedly polluting a stream in Penn Township with fracking water in November 2010 had a preliminary hearing Wednesday before Lycoming County District Judge James G. Carn, but the judge opted to take some time to review the evidence.

 

12.17.13

Plan to move fracking wastewater by barge stirs controversy

The Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

 

12.16.13

Gas-fired power plant may be built in Greene County

A privately owned company is thinking of building a gas-fired power plant in Greene County.

 

12.16.13

Proposal requires drillers to inform Allegheny County about their progress

Council to move on filling loophole at Tuesday meeting

 

12.16.13

Project aimed at clearing 'orange' river unveiled

Everyone knows the exact spot where the Lackawanna River turns orange. You can even see it from space.