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Study Looks at Appalachian Women, Drilling, and Health

Is fracking safe for people who live near gas wells? Researchers are fanning out around the country to try to answer that question.  A trio of nursing professors just wrapped up one study in SW Pennsylvania.

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PA's Top Environmental Cop Says State Doing the Job

How much regulation for shale gas is too much?

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Shale Photo Documentary Shows Faces, Landscapes in Marcellus Land

Marcellus Shale drilling has brought Pennsylvania intensive economic development along with questions about environmental safety, but what does that promise and controversy look like? A new exhibit at Pittsburgh Filmmakers takes a photographer's look at the impact. 

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Industry-backed Study Draws Fire Toward Penn State

Claims of cover-ups and a lack of transparency have shrouded Penn State over the last year. And this month brings another complaint about the school's disclosure policies. As The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier reports, this time it has nothing to do with the school's football program, but its research into natural gas.

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Bill: Voters Choose State's Top Environmental Cop

One lawmaker in Pennsylvania wants to make environmental protection an election issue--but not in the way you might think.

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Bill: Voters Choose State's Top Environmental Cop

One lawmaker in Pennsylvania wants to make environmental protection an election issue--but not in the way you might think. Jesse White, a state representative in Washington County, says he wants the state's top environmental regulator to be an elected official. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier reports.

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Shale Drilling Changing Landscape in PA Counties

The director of the USGS said the widespread use of hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas and coalbed methane in the two counties is modifying the landscape of Bradford and Washington counties at an unprecedented rate compared with other forms of energy. 

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New York's Shale Drilling Moratorium Faces Uncertain Future

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hinted that he may soon come to a decision over whether to allow fracking in New York, but a tentative dea

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Public Can Comment on SRBC Water Withdrawal Applications

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is looking for feedback on the latest round of applications to siphon water from the Susquehanna and its tributaries. Natural gas drilling companies take water from the basin for their fracking operations.

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Marcellus Shale Industry Offers White Collar Work

The Marcellus shale gas boom has been changing the landscape of Pennsylvania for the last few years. But before every drill rig, well pad, or pipeline is constructed, another type of work must be completed. Paperwork. A day was spent with someone at the forefront of one part of the drilling boom. This isn't someone who works mud and rock, but in paper, some of it very old.

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