Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach Proposes Constitutional Amendment To Ban FrackingA Pennsylvania senator says the damage caused by fracking outweighs any economic benefit.
Gov. Wolf Proposes Marcellus Shale Tax To Clean Up Lead Paint In SchoolsGov. Tom Wolf is pitching his plan to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan by taxing Marcellus Shale natural gas production as a way to help Pennsylvania schools clean up environmental health hazards.
Gov. Wolf Visits Waynesburg To Unveil High-Speed Internet Expansion ProposalPennsylvania's governor is promoting a statewide infrastructure plan as a way to fund the expansion of broadband into areas that lack high-speed access to the internet.
Gov. Wolf Seeking $4.5B Capital Program To Be Paid For By Marcellus Shale TaxGov. Tom Wolf is planning to ask lawmakers to approve a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan for a wide range of projects.
Franklin Park Borough Council Votes 4-2 Against Fracking Lease Deal With PennEnergyThe debate over fracking moved closer to the city of Pittsburgh Wednesday as Borough Council in Franklin Park brought the issue to a vote.
Deflated Excitement: National Helium Shortage Making Party Balloons Hard To FindNationally, helium is in demand for things more important than balloons right now.
Pennsylvania To Require Gas Drillers To Reduce Air PollutionPennsylvania will begin enforcing tougher air pollution standards on its booming natural gas industry.
Secretaries Perry, Zinke Discuss Trump Administration's Energy PolicyPresident Donald Trump is directing the Department of Energy to help bolster struggling coal and nuclear plants, among other things.
Natural Gas Production Tax Gets Life In Pennsylvania HouseGov. Tom Wolf is urging leaders of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives to speed a vote on legislation to tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production in the nation's No. 2 gas state.
Natural Gas Leaders Optimistic About Industry's Future At Annual ConferenceFormer White House press secretary Sean Spicer was in town Thursday to give a presentation at the Shale Insight Conference.
Business Groups Punch Back Against Energy Tax LegislationPennsylvania business groups are warning a state Senate-passed proposal to increase energy taxes will hurt the industry's competitive standing, cause higher bills for consumers and scare off investment.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves New, Higher TaxesThe Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation to balance the state budget that includes heavy borrowing and some tax increases.
Driller's Groundwater Pollution Draws $1.2M FineA Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012.
Pennsylvania Officials Link Earthquakes In Lawrence Co. To FrackingPennsylvania environmental regulators released the findings of their investigation into a series of minor earthquakes that took place near fracking operations by an oil and gas company.
State Approves Pipeline Across Commonwealth Despite Protests From EnvironmentalistsIt's called the Mariner East 2 Pipeline, a project of Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics. And it will run parallel, for the most part, to an existing Mariner East 1 pipeline, through Washington, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on its way east.