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March 2, 2013

Driller Offered $15 M for Access to Loyalsock State Forest

Anadarko Petroleum offered the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources $15 million for surface use to a section of the Loyalsock State Forest known as the Old Logger's Path. Environmental groups argue that a rare legal clause gives the state the right to deny drillers access to the 18,000 acre portion of the forest.

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Farmers at Sustainable Ag Conference Define Success

At the recent Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture conference, The Allegheny Front’s Hal B. Klein asked growers: “How do you define success for your farm, and what does money have to do with it?”

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Fracking Has Arrived in Amish Country

The cyber technologies that we rely on are something the Amish live without in their traditional way of life. But some Amish are saying yes to one very modern, very industrial technology: fracking. In Ohio, some of the best pockets of oil and gas in the East run right under Amish country. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier found the drilling boom is already changing the way Amish there live.

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Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

The smart phone in your pocket, or the laptop charging at your desk, may be a bigger player in energy consumption than you think.

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The Sequester And Environmental Programs: Pain By a 1000 Cuts?

When automatic budgets cuts go into effect this week, the White House said environmental programs and public health agencies—among others—will feel the pinch at the federal and state level.

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