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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
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
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
EPA has asked Chesapeake Energy to give a "complete accounting" of all the hazardous chemicals released by a gas well that blew out last week
WASHINGTON—Regulators said on Tuesday they have asked Chesapeake Energy to give information on any...
Apr 27, 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
Old oil rig
More than a million abandoned wells may be out there. But the task of finding, plugging and monitoring the old wells is daunting to cash-strapped states
In the last 150 years, prospectors and energy companies have drilled as many as 12 million holes...
Apr 10, 2011 | Read More
Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania
Already under fire for his gas drilling policies, Gov. Tom Corbett now wants to give a Pa. energy executive the authority to expedite environmental permits
By Abrahm Lustgarten, Nicholas Kusnetz and Joaquin Sapien Pennsylvania has come under fire lately...
Mar 13, 2011 | Read More
In Colorado, a broad coalition keeps clean energy on track. But Republican gains in Pennsylvania threaten to derail legislation
WASHINGTON—It turns out there is more than one way to stir up the color purple on the post-midterm...
Nov 15, 2010 | Read More