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Marcellus Shale

Turning Frack Water into Profit is Tricky Business

Some businesses think they have the technology to clean up frack wastewater. But can it ever be a moneymaker?

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Locals Seek Control at Fracking Waste Wells

Ohio is quickly becoming a go-to destination for the nation's frack wastewater. And local communities say the state isn't giving them any say in the matter.

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Pennsylvania Pushes Tougher Fracking Regs

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed ratcheting up several regulations for the oil and gas industry this week, showing another facet of Gov. Tom Wolf’s approach to the state’s gas industry.

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AF Scorecard: 50,000

The Allegheny Front's Scorecard is a new segment—keeping track of what's happening in our environment with a weekly number. This week our number comes from the shale industry, and Harrisburg.

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New Report Questions Government’s Rosy Shale Forecast

A new report predicts a less rosy picture for Marcellus Shale production than current government estimates. The numbers from University of Texas researchers say shale gas could peak in just five years.

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Lewis County Lavender Farmer Worried About Fracking

In Lewis County, West Virginia, residents are beginning to find out details about CONSOL Energy’s plans to expand oil and gas development in their area. The prospect is prompting excitement, and trepidation.

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The Marcellus Shale, in Poetry

WPSU's Kristine Allen speaks with poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf about her foray into "docupoetry." Kasdorf is a Professor of English and Women's Studies at Penn State University. She visited areas of Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus Shale development, and is completing a collection of documentary poetry.

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Election 2014: Pa. Governor Hopefuls Debate Fracking Tax

Fracking took center state during part of the first debate between Pennsylvania's candidates for governor. Republican Incumbent Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf each answered questions about how the state should tax the oil and gas industry.

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Dominion Announces Partnership to Build W.Va. Pipeline

Dominion Resources officially announced a new partnership that will pump billions of cubic feet of natural gas a day out of West Virginia. That is if a federal regulatory commission approves the project.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gas Drilling Spills Go Unnoticed

Shale gas drillers spilled waste water and other liquids 137 times in seven years in Pennsylvania, and a lot of those times the companies didn’t even notice. An ongoing series of investigative reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explores these spills.

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