Natural Gas Drilling

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Wolf, Business Leaders Clash Over Proposed Natural-Gas Tax

Gov. Tom Wolf clashed Monday with a coalition of more than a dozen business groups that is trying to derail his proposed severance tax on natural-gas drilling, charging that they are putting gas and oil interests ahead of the schools and children that Wolf says will benefit from his plan.

05/18/2015

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Consol Energy Says Its Airport Fracking Exceeds Environmental Standards

When it comes to drilling for natural gas at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Consol Energy officials say no one in the nation is fracking with their level of environmental protection.

04/01/2015

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Turzai Says Governor’s Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling Industry

House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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KD Investigates: As Drilling Ramps Up, So Do The Lawsuits

Gary Andreis’s house in Chartiers-Houston is just downhill from a natural gas compressor station which he says has flooded his yard and poisoned his well, forcing him and his family to live on bottled water.

03/10/2015

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Wolf Seeks Billions In Higher Taxes For Schools, Tax Revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.

03/03/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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Experts Exploring Link Between Natural Gas Drilling & Earthquakes

Some places that rarely have earthquakes are having them now, and officials have linked some of them to fracking or related activities.

11/17/2014

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School District Seeks $500,000 From Natural Gas Deal

Under the lease agreement, EQT will explore 170 acres owned by the East Allegheny School District for natural gas drilling.

11/11/2014

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Study: Marcellus Shale Created 45,000 Trade Jobs

How many jobs is the shale gas industry creating?

10/17/2014

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DEP Cites 243 Cases Of Well Water Contaminated By Drilling Wastewater

The state is out with new information about how many private drinking water wells have been contaminated due to drilling activities.

08/29/2014

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Network Plans To Bring Shale Power To East Coast

PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard.

07/31/2014

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DPW: Man Didn’t Declare Gas Royalties For Welfare

The state Department of Public Welfare says a western Pennsylvania man didn’t declare $206,000 in natural gas royalties he received last year when he filled out a form to receive food stamps and help with his heating bill.

07/29/2014

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Shale Gas Compressor Proposal Reveals Town’s Divide

Marcellus drilling rigs and other shale gas infrastructure is dividing the residents of New Sewickley, Beaver County.

07/24/2014

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Beaver County Braces For Shale Gas Infrastructure

Don Kretschmann loves being an organic farmer in Beaver County, but now he says that way of life is under threat.

07/23/2014

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Wolf Says He Will Raise Certain Taxes

Last month, Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett leveled this charge against his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

06/19/2014

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