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Marcellus Shale Fracking

Gas Drillers Draw Less Water, But Concerns Linger

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers the...

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Gas Production Growing Rapidly In Marcellus Shale Region

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that's having a nati...

23-Year-Old Roughneck's Death Highlight Risks of $100K Jobs in Oil and Gas

Gayathri Vaidyanathan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Oil and gas drilling sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. Since 2006, some 652 workers have died in the oilfields, often due to highway crashes, being struck by equipment, falls from great heights, electrocution and other mishaps.

$1 Million Grant To Study Fracking Health Impacts

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on...

Study: Fracking Fluids Could Reach Surface In 'Just A Few Years'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abraham Lustgarten reports: A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding ...

Do Fracking Trade Secrets 'Gag' Doctors?

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — House Speaker Sam Smith said Thursday it's "outrageous" for doctors to suggest that Pennsylvania's new Marcellus Shale law cou...

New York Debates How To Handle Contaminated Fracking Wastewater

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the most contentious issues in the debate over shale gas drilling in New York's share of the Marcellus Shale region — h...