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Recycling Water for Fracking

Recycling Water for Fracking In Pennsylvania, one of the country’s major fracking hotspots, more research is being conducted to reduce the amount of water wastage created through fracking. According to a 2011 report by the Environmental Protection Agency, it can take between 70 billion to 140 billion gallons of water to frack 35,000 wells per […]

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EPA Fracking Study Benefits Pennsylvania

EPA Fracking Study Benefits Pennsylvania In Pennsylvania, the EPA study is focusing on water quality and quantity issues in Washington, Bradford and Susquehanna counties. The results of the study will help scientists and the public identify key issues to focus on. Past studies have already indicated that fracking is safe; however, this study released by […]

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New Study Suggests Natural Gas Production Creates Jobs

New Study Suggests Natural Gas Production Creates Jobs  – Pennsylvania is one the largest state producers of shale gas.  Marcellus shale stretches across Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia and covers ten times the square miles of Barnett shale. The development of the Marcellus and Barnett Shale natural gas has boosted local economies. The […]

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New Fracking Policy in Pennsylvania

New Fracking Policy in Pennsylvania – According to the Post-Gazette, the Department of Environmental Protection issued a new policy dealing with Marcellus Shale drilling-related water contamination. [The new pol­icy has] department administration in Harrisburg instead of field offices decide whether residential water users should receive letters noti­fy­ing them about problems. The month-old policy hasn’t stopped, […]

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Pennsylvania Benefits From Energy Boom

Pennsylvania Benefits From Energy Boom It’s about time we hear some truth about the proposed fracking bans in Pennsylvania. Over time, enacting a fracking ban will hurt business. Most of Pennsylvania has seen nothing but strong economic growth and lower than the average unemployment rates because of the natural gas boom – Just ask the […]

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Town Still Divided Over Fracking

Town Still Divided Over Fracking Dimock, Pa is still divided over fracking despite the recent settlement agreement with Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Allegations regarding drinking water safety and fracking, a method of extracting natural gas, were put to rest following EPA investigation. Some Dimock Pa. residents still blame the polluted water on Fracking. The […]

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EPA Study in Dimock, Pa

EPA Study in Dimock, Pa The EPA study in Dimock, Pennsylvania concluded that fracking had no effect on the town’s drinking water. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., the driller that occupies the area nearest to Dimock had suspicions that the EPA study was politically motivated. What Administration and the EPA seem to miss, is the […]

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Pa. pushes for fracking control

Pa. pushes for fracking control – Michael Krancer, Gov. Corbett’s chief environmental regulator, is pushing for fracking control in his state. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique for drilling to extract natural gas and has always been regulated by the state until recently. Krancer, a former corporate lawyer and environmental law judge who lives […]

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Pennsylvania Fracking Insight

Pennsylvania Fracking Insight – To drill or not to drill – In Pennsylvania, the answer is to drill. In fact, despite controversy, Pennsylvania court has struck down a provision of the state law that stops municipalities from controlling where natural gas companies can and can not drill. According to CNN, in a 4-3 decision, Pennsylvania […]

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State fracking legislation applauded by API

State fracking legislation applauded by API – Regulations for fracking have been up in the air since the contaminated water scare in Dimock, Pennsylvania.  Typically states have full control fracking regulations; however, recent events caused the EPA to step in. The future of fracking no lies in the hands of federal and state government combined. […]

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