Deer Lakes Park drilling plan approved by Allegheny County Council, 9-5

Allegheny County Council voted 9-5 early this morning to allow non-surface natural gas drilling beneath the county-owned Deer Lakes Park.



Fracking in trout country

Anglers are divided on new technologies for extracting energy near trout streams



Teen Shale Network studies effects of fracking on water quality at Black Moshannon State Park

By collecting water samples and using the equipment the professionals would at Black Moshannon State Park, State College Area High School students have been learning how the environment affects water quality.



Landowners can intervene in gas hearing

Pulaski Township landowners opposed to a shale gas driller's forced pooling effort can intervene in a hearing on the matter.



Pennsylvania Game Fund Benefiting by Gas Leasing

Gas leasing is directly supporting hunting in Pennsylvania, demonstrating US energy development is important not just for our economy but our ability to preserve open spaces used by outdoor sports enthusiasts.



Hotels a sign of gas industry's impact on area's residential development

When Washington County's newest hotel opens in two weeks, a significant part of its clientele likely will come from the higher end of the oil and gas industry.



Most drillers ignore law requiring inclusion of minorities and women

Pennsylvania's natural gas producers have largely ignored a state law requiring efforts to include minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in contracting opportunities.



DEP Office of Oil and Gas Online Resources

One of the positive impacts of shale development across the Commonwealth has been the resources poured into updating the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website. This is part 2 of 2 highlighting the public resources available online from DEP.



Oil and gas supplier Baker Hughes says it will list all fracking fluids

A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear whether others will follow suit.



Findlay OKs natural gas drilling at airport

The Findlay supervisors approved on Wednesday permits necessary for Consol Energy Inc. to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport despite concerns that one well pad was too close to a residential development.