Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests.
Some places that rarely have earthquakes are having them now, and officials have linked some of them to fracking or related activities.
The state is out with new information about how many private drinking water wells have been contaminated due to drilling activities.
The Department of Environmental Protection has put a drilling company on notice after drinking water was contaminated by gas drilling wastewater in Westmoreland County.
Consol Energy has cut roads through forested lands to reach six pads designed to support 45 wells to extract natural gas under and near the Pittsburgh International Airport.
An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing gas-drilling wastewater wells faces a legal threat from the wells’ operator.
Environmental officials say they are looking into high levels of chloride found at a Marcellus Shale site.
Shouts of “shame, shame, shame” followed Allegheny County Council’s approval in May of shale gas drilling below its 1,200-acre Deer Lakes Park.
More than 100 people filled a small municipal building for the North Braddock council meeting Monday night.
Grandview Golf Course in North Braddock lives up to its name — providing golfers with a stunning vista of the steel valley.
A chorus of frogs echoed across the waters of Deer Lakes Park Wednesday, heralding a perfect day to fish or walk.
The Allegheny County Council has voted to approve a deal to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park.
The number of trains and tanker trucks hauling highly explosive by-products from drilling through local towns has increased exponentially.
The US Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by an oil and gas industry supplier to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid.
When the Mars School Board voted the idea down, it drew applause.