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Increased Marcellus Shale Drilling Has Local Officials Worried About Safety

The number of trains and tanker trucks hauling highly explosive by-products from drilling through local towns has increased exponentially.

05/06/2014

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US Dept. Of Energy Welcomes Openness In Fracking Procedures

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.

04/25/2014

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Drilling Under Schools, Parks Working In Parts Of Washington Co.

When the Mars School Board voted the idea down, it drew applause.

04/24/2014

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Controversy Over Fracking At Deer Lakes Continues

As the fracking at Deer Lakes public hearings wind down, the Allegheny County Council has to make a decision on what to do.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/22/2014

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Group Fighting Against Drilling Contract For Deer Lakes Park

One anti-fracking group says drillers are targeting Pennsylvania’s county parks.

04/19/2014

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Range Resources Issued Violation For Leaking Impoundment

Officials are investigating after a Range Resources impoundment started leaking.

04/18/2014

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Ohio Geologists Link Earthquake Activity To Fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

04/11/2014

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New Program Teaches Eighth Graders About Shale Gas Industry Jobs

They’re still in eighth grade, but the shale gas industry says they’re not too young to start thinking about the future.

04/07/2014

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Deal Collapses To Preserve Pristine Land In Richland Twp.

For years it was an eyesore in Richland Township, rusting greenhouses on the site of the former Pittsburgh Cut Flowers.

04/04/2014

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Columbia Gas Bills To Rise Despite Stable Gas Supplies

In television ads, Columbia Gas is telling customers about an upgrade in its natural gas pipelines across Pennsylvania.

04/02/2014

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Mars Area School Board Rejects $1 Mil Drilling Deal

The Mars Area School board has rejected a lease with Rex Energy to conduct underground gas and oil drilling on school property.

03/11/2014

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More Remains Found At Greene Co. Well Fire Site

A coroner says he and a team of anthropology students have recovered what they believe to be more fragmented remains of a worker who was killed when a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas well exploded last month.

03/11/2014

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Bobtown Pizza Shop Getting National Attention Over Coupon Controversy

Natives in the rural area of Bobtown say a simple gesture has snowballed out of control.

03/07/2014

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Mars Area Parents Mobilizing Against Drilling Under School District Property

The rural landscape of western Pennsylvania is peppered with natural gas well rigs. But the rewards and risks of the industry are now being weighed heavily in Mars, Butler County.

03/07/2014

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Officials Investigating Cause Of Fire At Greene Co. Gas Well

A Department of Environmental Protection spokesman says today’s gas well explosion is the first serious Marcellus shale well blowout in our region.

02/11/2014

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