Drilling for natural gas in Arkansas may have been associated with a series of small tremors there last year. Some have wondered, did hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus shale have anything to do with this week's quake?
An appeal filed this week marks the most recent attempt by Marcellus drilling companies to contest local drilling rules. The Allegheny Front's Ann Murray has more about the legal wrangling over where deep shale gas wells can be located in one small community south of Pittsburgh.
Pipelines are becoming a big issue in Pennsylvania as more wells are coming on line in the Marcellus shale. From State Impact PA and WHYY Susan Phillips reports how a pipeline in Northern Pennsylvania is the focus of conflict. Also, Chesapeake wants the Army Corps of Engineers to hurry up on a pipeline permit, and a pipeline snafu in Susquehanna County muddies a creek.
Mt. Pleasant, Washington County, is trying to limit where gas is drilled, piped, and processed. Gas has brought prosperity for many in Mount Pleasant, but headaches for others. The new law has sparked a heated debate over how best to reduce drilling's impact on rural Pennsylvania.