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.
There were 11 earthquakes in eastern Ohio in 2011. Most of them were not very powerful and caused little damage, but some people are asking about emergency plans if a major quake hits the area.
Lawmakers and natural gas industry representatives are meeting Monday in Charleston, W. Va., to discuss the future of drilling in the Marcellus shale region.
On Tuesday’s show, Mike spoke with David Meieran about a recent meeting where supporters and protestors of Marcellus Shale drilling clashed.
More than 130 people signed up to speak at a U.S. Department of Energy hearing on fracking, a process used in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry.
Is Marcellus Shale drilling poisoning our rivers and threatening our drinking water?
Last month, KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan was the first to report about a danger to drinking water linked to natural gas drilling water.
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) – Is Marcellus Shale drilling poisoning our rivers and threatening our drinking water? The headline in the New York Times reads: “Regulation Lax As Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers” and calls Pennsylvania […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is the state allowing natural gas drillers to pollute our rivers and streams? Environmentalists claim the state is allowing drilling waste water to spill untreated into our waterways. “We have a new […]
Halliburton says it will now disclose the type of chemicals it is using to drill in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. Find out what they’re using near you by visiting their website.