It’s a word few us knew about three years ago, but one that now provokes raw emotion. Fracking is the use of water and chemicals to extract natural gas from shale formations under the ground.
Harry and George Kehm stopped by the studios to talk about the oil business and where it is going and the use of natural gas in the future.
Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s adopting some major recommendations of his Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Commission. If the legislature approves, it will include a new impact fee on shale drilling.
Just one day after Peters Township council unanimously voted to let a judge decide whether a referendum to ban natural gas drilling can appear on the November ballot, the township solicitor went to court hoping to block such a referendum.
Alex Lotorto is an organizer with Marcellusprotest.org and he supports a ban on drilling.
Want to land a job in the shale drilling industry? The Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry is hiring!
The primary election is less than two weeks away and the battle between the two Democrats for Allegheny County Executive is heating up over the natural gas drilling debate.
There are growing concerns about the safety of Marcellus Shale drilling in our area. Now, Pennsylvania is considering legislation to put stricter safety requirements on the industry.
The president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which represents natural gas companies, said the group now believes the natural gas exploration industry is partly responsible for rising levels of contaminants found in area drinking water.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s been called the Pennsylvania Gold Rush as many landowners are getting rich from Marcellus Shale drilling. However, not everyone who has signed a lease with a gas exploration company is happy […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Marcellus Shale drilling sites have been popping up all over the area in the last year and they could affect the plans of local hunters. With more than 300 sites, Washington County […]
The state Department of Environmental Protection has a new website to help people find information about oil and gas drilling.