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Marcellus Shale

Documents and interviews reveal that one Pa. water utility has already leased its watershed to gas drillers — and many others are being courted
Cynthia Walter, an ecologist at St. Vincent College outside Pittsburgh, gets a lot of emails from...
Jul 19, 2011 | Read More
While environmental groups say technology to clean up wastewater is important, it can't protect drinking water from toxic fracking fluids left underground
A new measure imposed by Pennsylvania regulators to stop natural gas drillers from disposing...
May 23, 2011 | Read More
a natural gas drilling rig surrounded by trucks
For some, fracking has meant royalty payments and employment. Still others have no land to lease and no jobs available, as they face higher living costs
Editor's Note: SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Northeastern...
May 20, 2011 | Read More
A natural gas drilling rig
'While we're drilling wells there are going to be a whole lot of trucks going past your house. And you're not going to like that,' says an industry insider
Editor's Note: SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Northeastern...
May 19, 2011 | Read More
The gas industry’s promise of prosperity has cleaved some communities and frayed the fabric that traditionally binds small towns together
Editor's Note: SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Northeastern Pennsylvania...
May 18, 2011 | Read More
Marcellus Shale
A study on the impact of fracking in Pennsylvania and New York shows water within1 kilometer of gas wells has methane levels over 17 times normal
For the first time, a scientific study has linked natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing...
May 10, 2011 | Read More
Barn in Montrose Susquehanna County, Pa.
The Aubrees were the lone holdouts against a developer's plan to tap gas in their small town. Now, living in the shadow of drilling rigs, they're leaving
Editor's Note: SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Northeastern Pennsylvania...
May 3, 2011 | Read More
Online technologies developed at MIT's Center for Future Civic Media in 2008, in the midst of the Marcellus fracking boom, are gaining users
The sign at the end of Jill Wiener's driveway simply reads "No Frack." The declaration reflects her...
May 1, 2011 | Read More
Tower for horizontal drilling
Pennslyvania has a total of 4.5 million acres of public lands. Estimates show that as few as 500,000 of these are permanently protected from gas drilling
Editor's Note: Some laud natural gas as cleaner burning, home-grown energy — a "bridge" fuel to a...
Apr 26, 2011 | Read More
Residents fear that fracking for gas will cause permanant harm to their forests, state parks and agricultural fields — in addition to their water and air
Editor's Note: Some laud natural gas as cleaner burning, home-grown energy — a "bridge" fuel to a...
Apr 25, 2011 | Read More