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Former Health Secretary: 'Don't BS The Public' About Fracking

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nat...

Fracking Company Tries To Buy Off Pennsylvania Residents

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding the natural gas boom, with companies drilling...

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according...

Neighbors Bicker Over Forced Gas Drilling

AP | KEVIN BEGOS and MARC LEVY | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling unde...

Gas Drilling Decision Leaves Future Uncertain

AP | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their ...

Results Of Major Fracking Study Revealed

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about pe...

Surprising Conclusion In Fracking Study

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process mo...

Gas Drilling Bill 'Incredibly Out Of Touch With Reality,' Opponents Say

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oil and gas royalty owners and an environmental group in Pennsylvania said Monday that legislation awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's sig...

No 'Systematic Leaks And Spills' In Pennsylvania Waterways, Study Finds

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's waterways show little evidence of damage from toxic chemical spills from its fast-growing natural gas industry, acc...

Despite Fracking Concerns, EPA Says Town's Water Is Safe

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

Residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania town who say their well water was poisoned by a gas driller are nearing a settlement of their long-running an...

New Fracking Study Makes Surprising Claim

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New research on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania may only add fuel to the debate over whether the industry poses long-...

NY Landowners Assert Right To Frack

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of upstate New York landowners seeking to lease land for natural gas drilling pressed state officials Wednesday to c...

Gas Company Disregards PA Township Order To Stop Work

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Chesapeake gas drilling company is refusing to obey a cease-and-desist order issued by a western Pennsylvania township in a d...

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...

Did Fracking Actually Contaminate This Town's Water?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink i...

Mixed Water Test Results From Scientists And Feds?

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal environmental regulators said Thursday that well water testing at 11 homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where...

WATCH: Flaming Tap Water And Radioactive Cows Near Fracking Sites

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

Flaming methane-filled tap water and radioactive cows? That may only be the tip of the iceberg. "Fracking" has become a dirty word in the mouths o...

State Allows Disposal Of 'Fracking' Pollution In Waterways

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, tha...