House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension PlansProposals to move Pennsylvania's newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.
More Southerners Calling Pittsburgh Home As Shale Industry GrowsOil and gas workers from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana have come up to Western Pennsylvania for work.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Man Burned In Westmoreland Co. Gas Well FireOne person was burned in a fire at a natural gas drilling site in Westmoreland County.
Gov. Wolf Signs Moratorium On Fracking On State LandsFulfilling 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.
Experts Exploring Link Between Natural Gas Drilling & EarthquakesSome places that rarely have earthquakes are having them now, and officials have linked some of them to fracking or related activities.
DEP Cites 243 Cases Of Well Water Contaminated By Drilling WastewaterThe state is out with new information about how many private drinking water wells have been contaminated due to drilling activities.
DEP Orders Drilling Company To Clean Up Water Supply In StahlstownThe Department of Environmental Protection has put a drilling company on notice after drinking water was contaminated by gas drilling wastewater in Westmoreland County.
Drilling For Natural Gas Now Underway At Airport 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.
Firm Sues Over Biblical Fracking Billboard 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.
High Levels Of Chloride Investigated At Cecil Twp. Marcellus Shale Site Environmental officials say they are looking into high levels of chloride found at a Marcellus Shale site.
Ethics Commission Probes Allegheny Co. Councilman Over Deer Lakes Park DrillingShouts of “shame, shame, shame” followed Allegheny County Council's approval in May of shale gas drilling below its 1,200-acre Deer Lakes Park.