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As Fracking Nears Schools, Parents Push Back

As gas drillers look for more places to drill, their wells edging closer to schools—in some cases less than 1000 feet. This doesn't sit well with many parents.

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Wolf Proposes Tax on Gas Drillers to Fund Education

Governor Tom Wolf made good on a campaign promise with a proposed a 5 percent tax on natural gas drilling to increase funding for public education.

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‘WV Host Farms’ Offers Researchers Birdseye View of Gas Drilling

An organization started in Doddridge County, W.Va. has been teaming with scientists to try to get a better handle on the impacts of horizontal drilling and the ancillary processes that support it. WV Host Farms brings together landowners, researchers, students, and news reporters to take a close look at what is locally referred to as “ground zero” of Marcellus shale fracking.

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Loyalsock Forest--A Guided Tour of the Next Drilling Frontline

Loyalsock State Forest consists of more than 100,000 acres of pristine wilderness 120 miles north of Harrisburg. Now it's at the center of a fight between environmental groups and state regulators over whether, where and how Marcellus gas drilling should be allowed there.

 

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Morgantown Reconsiders Gas Drilling Strategy

Last week, a court ruling invalidated the ban on horizontal drilling with fracking that the city of Morgantown enacted in June.

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Marcellus Energy Company Contests PA Community's Drilling Rule

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.

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News Analysis: Industrial Pollution Hits Home: Air, Ash, and Odors

The impacts on air quality from power plants and other sources of pollution have kept the Pittsburgh metropolitan area at the top of the

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