Marcellus Shale News Reports

This page serves as an informal compilation of stories on how Marcellus Shale drilling affects communities in Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: An Aerial View of Hydraulic Fracturing Along the Marcellus Shale


October 31: State Impact PA: Shell plans more public meetings on proposed ethane cracker

October 29: State Impact PA: Energy companies donate more than $1 million to Corbett’s campaign coffers

October 29: State Impact PA: PA Congressman launches frack waste investigation

October 27: Energy Companies Are Spending Millions to Fight Local Fracking Bans Because They’re Terrified

October 27: State Impact PA: DEP extends comment period on policy to address oil and gas violations

October 26: Desmogblog: Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

October 2014: Eagleford Texas: Marcellus expert says more scrutiny needed of fracking near Marshall chemical plant

October 23: Citizens Voice: Final bills address Marcellus Shale lease issues

October 22: Nation of Change: Scientists Just Discovered How to Determine if Water Contamination Comes from Fracking

October 21: Observer-Reporter: Washington County judge reaffirms court order for Range Resources

October 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Butler Township moves to block drilling in residential areas

October 21: State Impact PA: DEP fines pipeline company more than $300,000

October 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Energy firms challenge DEP’s method to calculate fines

October 21: Texas pipeline company pays $306,570 in fines for multiple Marcellus violations 

October 20: State Impact PA: Legislature OKs bill requiring more frequent gas production reports

October 20: New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

October 20: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Pa. studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

October 14: ABC27: Borough investigates frack water dumped into sewer

October 13: State Impact PA: Corbett says taxing natural gas may be a future option

October 13: Observer-Reporter: Suspected frack water dump under investigation in Greene

October 12: Observer-Reporter: Marcellus Shale drillers still tout water impoundments after record fine

October 9: Post-Gazette Power Source: Pa. judges seek balance for leasing park, forest land to drillers

October 9: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Range Resources signs lease to drill in Allegheny County park

October 8: Pittsburgh City Paper: State police documents show intelligence-sharing network between law enforcement and Marcellus Shale drillers 

October 8: State Impact PA: Commonwealth Court takes up issue of drilling in state parks and forests

October 7: Post-Gazette Power Source: EQT, DEP take their cases to court over 2012 flowback leak

October 7: State Impact PA: DEP seeks record fine against gas driller as AG files criminal charges

October 7: PennLive: DEP seeks record $4.5M fine over contaminant leaks at Marcellus shale drilling operation

October 5: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: As energy industry booms, so do related law practices

October 4: Allentown Morning Call: Proposed 105-mile PennEast pipeline rattles residents

October 2: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Greene County bridge damaged by too-heavy water truck, police say

October 2: Citizens Voice: Study: More gas wells in area leads to more hospitalizations

October 1: Observer-Reporter: Court rules Cecil board should have approved compressor station

October 1: Times-Leader: Senators ask how to address fracking-related health issues

September 29: Post-Gazette Power Source: Pennsylvania DEP admits drilling probe error

September 29: Observer-Reporter Opinion: Dealing with the threat beneath our feet

September 28: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial: Dubious data: DEP’s flawed records stir mistrust on drilling 

September 26: Fresh Water Accountability Project: Shale Drilling Destroys Regional Water Resources

September 26: State Impact PA: Corbett says he hasn’t seen any ‘intentional violations’ by gas industry

September 26: State Impact PA: Study: Treated fracking wastewater could still threaten drinking water

September 26: Pittsburgh Business Times: DEP firming up revisions to gas regulations

September 26: Severance tax on natural gas will happen, Ridge says

September 25: State Impact PA: Budget forces DEP to split regulations for shallow, deep wells

September 25: Scientists: Fracking Wastewater Poses Threat To Drinking Water

September 24: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Location of natural gas lines, whether leaking shrouded from public

September 24: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Consol Energy might be fined for spill from Marcellus shale well

September 24: Patriot-News: Erie company pays $250,000 fine for Marcellus Shale violations

September 23: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Aging natural gaslines pose hidden threat across U.S.

September 23: Post-Gazette Power Source: A day in the life of a longtime Pennsylvania DEP inspector

September 21: Post-Gazette Power Source: Shale gas extraction issues go beyond fracking

September 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Pa. system for tracking compliance at Marcellus Shale well sites in disrepair

September 20: Observer-Reporter: SkyTruth maps impoundments using aerial photos

September 20: Observer-Reporter: Public meets with long delays in reviewing DEP Marcellus files

September 20: Observer-Reporter: DEP investigating large spill in Little Mingo Creek

September 18: State Impact PA: Range Resources to pay $4M for violations at western Pa. impoundments

September 16: Post-Gazette Power Source: Beaver County farm challenges compressor station permit

September 15: State Impact PA: Study: residents closer to gas wells report more health issues

September 15: State Impact PA: Gas drillers still ignoring law to include women and minorities

September 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: DEP approves controversial Middlesex gas drilling permit

September 12: Times-Tribune: New research: Gas development might impact forest birds

September 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Warren County firm agrees to stop discharging Marcellus Shale wastewater

September 10: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Yale, Penn State studies offer conflicting views of fracking

September 10: Post-Gazette Power Source: Yale study cites health risks for those living near shale gas wells

September 9: Post-Gazette Power Source: Marcellus Shale boom is triggering land wars

September 9: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Standard water testing sought in shale industry

September 8: Times-Tribune: Gas lease settlement stalled by legal challenge

September 8: Pittsburgh Business-Times: Shale coalition seeking to standardize methane-in-groundwater testing procedures

September 6: Times Leader: Water testing cannot explain dirty well water for Susquehanna County woman

September 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Fire at Mercer County gas well briefly forces evacuation in 1-mile radius 

September 4: Semirural neighborhood becomes Marcellus Shale zoning battleground

September 4: Times-Tribune: Residents beat gas company in Lycoming County zoning case

September 3: Vocativ: What The Frack is in Pennsylvania’s Water? Uh, Radioactive Gas

September 3: Philadelphia Business Journal: Court ruling: Local government has a constitutional charge to protect the environment and quality of life for its citizens

September 2: Bloomberg News: EPA May Force Drillers to Cut Methane Leaks, Chief Says

September 2: State Impact PA: Report: drilling waste records don’t add up

September 2: State Impact PA: Pennsylvania DEP revamps effort to map abandoned oil and gas wells

August 31: Post-Gazette Power Source: Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP: Documents tell different story on drilling waste

August 30: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Gas drilling company withdraws application for forced pooling in Western Pennsylvania

August 29: Indiana Gazette: DEP identifies contaminated water wells

August 29: Analysis: DEP Lists Water Supplies Damaged, High Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions From Gas Drilling

August 29: State Impact PA: DEP publishes details on 248 cases of water damage from gas development

August 28: NGI’s Shale Daily: Fight Unfolding After Pennsylvania Confirms Water Contamination at WPX Site

August 28: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: DEP releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling

August 28: State Impact PA: New study shows gas workers could be exposed to dangerous levels of benzene

August 28: State Impact PA: Report: Pa. attorney general widens investigation into gas royalty complaints

August 27: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County 

August 26: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: New hearings set in driller’s request for ‘forced pooling’ in Lawrence, Mercer counties

August 26: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Indiana County township ‘afraid for the water’ fights waste well

August 26: Post-Gazette Power Source: MarkWest to expand Butler County natural gas processing complex

August 25: Post-Gazette: Environmentalists raise concerns about gas line under French Creek

August 24: Citizens Voice: Drilling-related health registry never implemented

August 24: OPINION: State government should examine gas-industry impact

August 23: Sunoco rejects PUC judges, pushes ahead on pipeline

August 22: State Impact PA: Maryland takes a public health approach on fracking that Pa. hasn’t tried

August 21: FEMA halts flood assistance for properties with gas leases

August 20: Times-Tribune: DEP fines Cabot $76,000 for January well leak

August 20: Times-Tribune: State health department probe sought

August 19: State Impact PA: Groups call for investigation into health department’s handling of drilling

August 19: WITF News: Pa. fines gas driller for losing control of well

August 19: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State Health Department changes shale gas complaint procedures 

August 18: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Radiation measuring device triggered by load at Yukon facility

August 18: The Hill Blog: Wake-up call on fracking

August 18: Pittsburgh Business Times: Department of Health announces new policies for handling health complaints

August 18: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: PUC appeals ruling that curbed its power to review municipalities’ drilling rules

August 18: Pa. health officials promise better response to fracking-related health concerns; advocates say it’s not enough

August 18: Citizens Voice: Auditor general faults DEP for lack of orders

August 17: Public Radio International: Can fracking solve the problem of polluted mine water in Pennsylvania?

August 15: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: No injuries in Mercer County gas well explosion

August 15: State Impact PA: Public Utility Commission appeals Commonwealth Court decision on Act 13

August 15: Observer-Reporter: Soil testing planned at Marcellus Shale impoundment

August 13: STUDY: Environmental Integrity Project: Fracking Beyond the Law: Despite Industry Denials, Investigation Reveals Continued Use of Diesel in Hydraulic Fracturing

August 13: State Impact PA: Report faults EPA for failing to regulate fracking with diesel

August 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pa. Supreme Court won’t consider oil and gas royalty Minimums

August 12: Post-Gazette Power Source: Gas well company sues over Grant Township’s banning of oil, gas waste

August 12: ABC27: Lancaster City Council opposes gas pipeline

August 12: Lancaster Online: Lancaster County farmer says crop yields never the same after gas pipelines

August 11: State Impact PA: Southwestern Energy fined for drilling unpermitted wells in Bradford County

August 11: State Impact PA: On public land, a gas company takes private control

August 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: DEP gets 2nd dour report on gas well oversight

August 9: Citizens Voice: Residents share concerns about proposed pipeline

August 8: State Impact PA: Lawmaker proposes Marcellus Shale tax with a twist

August 8: Observer-Reporter: Avella couple files lawsuit against Range Resources

August 7: State Impact PA: Transparency about fracking chemicals remains elusive

August 6: Media Matters for America: Study: Top Fracking States Ignore Findings That Their Drinking Water Is At Risk 

August 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: DEP report faults human error in fatal Greene County well explosion

August 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State: Fracking waste tainted groundwater, soil at three Washington County sites

August 6: KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh: DEP: 3 Range Resources Frackwater Impoundments Are Leaking

August 5: Times Herald: Fracking protesters gather at Pa. state Sen. John Rafferty’s office

August 5: Observer-Reporter: Range Resources cited for leak at Yeager impoundment

August 4: State Impact PA: Federal regulator calls public response to gas pipeline ‘unprecedented’

August 3: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jeannette woman takes on Columbia Gas after weatherization woes

August 3: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Drillers did not report half of spills that led to fines

August 1: KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh: High Levels Of Chloride Investigated At Cecil Twp. Marcellus Shale Site

August 1: Observer-Reporter: DEP to test Cecil impoundment groundwater

July 31: Kane’s office to probe handling of fracking-related medical complaints

July 30: Times-Tribune: Five gas wells leaked methane for years

July 29: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

July 28: State Impact PA: Congressional Watch-Dog Warns Fracking Waste Could Threaten Drinking Water

July 28: PennLive Editorial: How a well-meaning natural gas law turned into a headache for homeowners: Robert J. Burnett

July 28: State Impact PA: Federal regulators to hold meetings on proposed pipeline

July 27: Tribune-Democrat: Auditor: More Marcellus Shale well inspectors needed 

July 26: Express-Times: LETTER: LETTER: Pa. Health Department is addressing health claims related to fracking

July 25: Observer-Reporter: Judge grants private detective license to gasfield firm; DA raised concerns

July 24: State Impact PA: Drilling plans for Loyalsock State Forest quietly move forward

July 24: DeSmogBlog: After Rancher’s Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger

July 22: Observer-Reporter: Auditor general critical of DEP performance

July 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry

July 22: Inside Climate News: Families Sick From Fracking Exposure Turn to Concerned Scientists 

July 22: Observer-Reporter: Company seeks court order to conduct seismic testing in Center Township

July 22: Observer-Reporter: Marcellus Shale driller plans to close Amwell impoundment

July 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Beaver County farmer says Marcellus compressor threatens farm’s future

July 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Gas pipeline issues challenge for producers, users

July 21: Observer-Reporter: [Opinion] Pennsylvanians win in Commonwealth Court ruling

July 19: Times-Tribune [Editorial]: State fails to protect leaseholders

July 19: Observer-Reporter: Air monitors provided to residents near Marcellus sites

July 18: State Impact PA: Corbett agrees to hold off on new gas leases on state lands pending lawsuit

July 17: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Court restores local zoning rules for shale gas drillers in Pennsylvania

July 16: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: DEP details plan to split drilling rules

July 16: Wall Street Journal: Health chief: No fast answer to drilling questions

July 16: Penn Live Editorial: Fracking ‘buzzwords’ stir controversy at Corbett’s health department: PennLive editorial

July 16: Al-Jazeera America: The gas company that says it can take your backyard

July 16: Patriot-News: Which release is worse – radiation or information on radiation? DEP told to hand over data on well sites

July 15: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Manpower shortage impacting pollution investigations

July 15: State Impact PA: Protesters arrested opposing natural gas exports

July 15: Times-Tribune Editorial Board: State should study boom’s health impact

July 14: WITF: Oklahoma-firm faces backlash over pipeline public meetings

July 12: Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts

July 11: The Allegheny Front: Fracking and Groundwater Contamination? It’s Complicated

July 11: State Impact PA: Budget may force PA back to square one on drilling regulations

July 11: Times Leader: Susquehanna County compressor station shut down after morning fire

July 10: Study: 40% of gas wells could leak methane in parts of Pa.

July 9: Public Radio International: Here’s another complication for fracking — radioactive waste

July 8: Observer-Reporter: Deal puts hold on new gas leases on state land

July 8: Post-Gazette Power Source: Department of Environmental Protection considers rules on tremors and fracking

July 7: State Impact PA: Intersex fish found in three Pa. rivers; DEP sampling waterways

July 7: Lancaster Online: Feds seek more information on earthquake zone, sinkhole geology in Lancaster County for pipeline review 

July 3: State Impact PA: Aggressive tactic on the fracking front

July 3: State Impact PA: Family of worker killed in southwest Pa. gas well fire sues Chevron

July 2: CBS Money Watch: New concerns arise over fracking’s safety

July 2: AzoCleanTech: Oil and Gas Wells in Marcellus Shale Region may be Leaking Methane

July 2: State Impact PA: Governor’s office denies involvement with health department drilling policies

July 2: State Impact PA: Pa. confirms drilling “buzzword” list; says it’s meant to guide, not silence employees

July 2: PennLive: Republicans double down on Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to frack state parks, forests: Pa. budget 2014

July 1: State Impact PA: Federal court dismisses doctor’s lawsuit over Act 13 “gag rule”

June 30: Observer-Reporter/Associated Press: Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

June 30: Observer-Reporter: With no health registry, Pa. doesn’t know the impact of fracking on health

June 24: Observer-Reporter: North Strabane Township approves Marcellus Shale drilling operation

June 24: Post-Gazette Power Source: House bill would require drillers to report production monthly

June 24: State Impact PA: New legislation would require monthly reports on Pa. shale gas production

June 23: Observer-Reporter: Columbia Gas chooses pipeline route through Meadows Casino parking lot

June 23: Slate: Pennsylvania health officials ordered to ignore fracking-related health complaints 

June 23: Innovation Trail: Marcellus waste ends up in NY landfills, study finds it could be radioactive


June 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Pennsylvania’s $1 billion budget deficit could lead Corbett toward gas drilling severance tax

June 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: State agency appeals order seeking info on drilling in state forests, parks

June 20: 90.5 WESA: The Allegheny Front Explores Water Contamination in a New Series

June 19: Post-Gazette Power Source: State to sue oil companies over contamination from gasoline additive

June 19: State Impact PA: Former state health employees say they were silenced on drilling

June 17: Carlisle Sentinel: Hundreds protest plan to lease state parks, forests to gas drillers

June 16: Observer-Reporter: Rulings: Range Resources responsible for disclosing chemicals

June 16: Delco Times: Chesco residents push opposition to Sunoco Logistics pipeline

June 14: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: 4 in 10 higher risk oil, gas wells aren’t inspected by feds

June 13: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania DEP raises permit fees for shale gas drillers

June 12: Critics challenge Sunoco Pipeline as public utility

June 12: KDKA-TV: DEP: Wastewater Contamination Worse Than First Thought In Amwell Twp.

June 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Armstrong levies fines in first review of Clean and Green properties

June 11: Is fracking causing earthquakes? States with drilling are investigating

June 11: Groundwater contaminated at vacant Range Resources facility in Washington County

June 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Range Resources’ John Day impoundment leak bigger than first thought

June 11: State Impact PA: Legal challenges could delay Sunoco natural gas liquids pipeline

June 11: TimesOnline: Severance tax would not hurt drilling industry, group says [SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]

June 10: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Court will wait to rule on Pa. state lands leasing plan

June 9: Times-Leader: Harrisburg research group reports loopholes, tax incentives let gas drillers pay less in taxes

June 9: PennLive: Gas drillers can afford extraction tax, study says

June 8: The Republic: Firm behind big central Pennsylvania gas pipeline project topped state’s list of fines paid

June 6: Pa. voters back fracking, but not in state parks

June 6: AG Kane files criminal charges against Marcellus Shale waste hauler

June 4: 90.5 WESA: As Marcellus Shale Boom Continues, Public Perception Remains A Challenge For Industry

June 2: Observer-Reporter: MarkWest resumes operations at processing plant

June 2: PennLive: Budget-driven leasing of state land to gas companies ‘a knife in the heart’ of sustainable management, says former DCNR Secretary

May 31: WDTV: DEP Reacts to Radioactive Material Being Dumped in Bridgeport

May 29: Observer-Reporter: Lightning strike hit pipe at MarkWest plant and caused gas release

May 29: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: West Virginia won’t accept additional drilling waste tainted with radioactivity

May 28: Observer-Reporter: Fire at MarkWest sparks evacuation

May 28: Citizens Voice: Waveco withdraws DEP permit application

May 27: New Pittsburgh Courier: With no health registry, PA doesn’t know the impact of fracking on health

May 27: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Marcellus shale sludge rejected in Washington Co. sent to W.Va.

May 27: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Two more drilling sites found with Marcellus Shale sludge radioactivity in Washington County; DEP sees no threat

May 25: Corbett lifts new-gas-lease moratorium in state forests

May 24: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Handicapping a shale gas extraction tax

May 22: Bloomberg Business Week: Pittsburgh Controller says shale jobs overestimated

May 18: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: EPA changes course on injection well approval

May 17: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Neighbors in Lawrence County sue to keep driller away

May 15: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: 10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

May 14: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: Heinz Endowments could be cutting ties with controversial shale center

May 14: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Power Source: PA court weighs gas drilling rules, patient rights

May 13: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 64 groups ask for gas industry emission restrictions

May 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Fitzgerald signs Deer Lakes Park drilling ordinance

May 11: Citizens Voice: Debate continues over Marcellus Shale royalty payments

May 9: The Republic: Green groups say Pennsylvania gas drilling rules don’t prevent harms, contrary to new report

May 7: Observer-Reporter: DEP air monitoring at well fire questioned

May 7: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Deer Lakes Park drilling plan approved by Allegheny County Council

May 6: Times-Tribune/AP: Fracking boom has deadly side effects on the roads

May 5: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania DEP again delays hearing on driller’s pooling request

May 2: Observer-Reporter: Low levels of radiation found at impoundment

May 1: EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

May 1: State Impact PA: Controversial pipeline case raises questions about PUC chair’s industry ties

April 30: Pocono Record: Health impact of gas fracking left in the dark

April 29: WGAL: Protesters gather to rally against Central Penn pipeline in Lancaster

April 29: Times-Leader: Many energy companies ignore survey on minorities

April 28: Observer-Reporter: DEP issues violations to Range for impoundment leak

April 27: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A tranquil scene belies Deer Lakes Park drilling debate

April 24: Environmental groups file to intervene in Sunoco Pipeline case

April 24: Post-Gazette Power Source: Range Resources makes case for Deer Lakes Park drilling

April 23: Times-Tribune: Gloomy fiscal outlook turns attention on drilling severance tax

April 22: State Impact PA: Neighbors voice concern over proposed midstate pipeline

April 22: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Proposal to drill in West Deer and Frazer draws comments from both sides

April 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Washington County crash sends fracking water in stream

April 18: Times-Leader: DCNR report details fracking impact on state forests

April 17: Observer-Reporter: DEP, Range Resources confirm leak at Amwell impoundment

April 16: Drilling in Pa. forests: ‘Impacts and trade-offs’

April 15: State Impact PA: Study: small fraction of Pa. wells contribute large portion of methane emissions

April 15: Environment & Energy Publishing: Significant methane leaks found from wells still in drilling process — study

April 13: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council goes deep into Deer Lakes drilling plan

April 12: Times Leader: Report: Gas drilling weighs heavy on state roads

April 11: Patriot-News/PennLive: DEP fines gas driller $75,000 for Marcellus well pad spill

April 10: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Shale gas drilling approaches Deer Lakes Park entrance

April 9: State Impact PA: Chevron blocked access to DEP after fatal well fire in southwest PA

April 9: ABC27 News: Republicans join the call for tax on Marcellus drillers

April 7: Times Tribune: Vital gas data evaporate  in loophole

April 5: Kansas City Star: Toxic emission spikes at fracking sites are rarely monitored, study finds

April 4: Downingtown woman develops source of pipeline information

April 3: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Weak records cited on Pa. shale pollution

April 3: Patriot-News: Environmental Rights & Marcellus Shale: 5 Questions Answered

April 2: Propublica/ When fracking stinks in PA, complaints are rarely recorded

March 30: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Pa. neighbors bicker over forced gas drilling

March 28: Wall Street Journal: Judge eases ruling on Pa. anti-fracking activist

March 27: State Impact PA: Report finds each Marcellus gas well costs thousands in road damage

March 27: Delco Times: Civil trial for unpaid Marcellus Shale bills gets under way

March 27: Environment & Energy Policy: Ready or not, Pa. confronts ‘forced pooling’

March 25: The Guardian: Fracking safety: report warns of ‘significant unknowns’

March 17: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Proposal to drill under Deer Lakes Park headed to Allegheny County Council

March 17: TimesOnline: Seismic testing leaseholder worries about live explosives left idle in holes

March 15: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Proposed Deer Lakes Park gas drilling pact still in discussion

March 14: TruthOut: Contaminated Water Supplies, Health Concerns Accumulate With Fracking Boom in Pennsylvania

March 13: The Daily Beast: How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches

March 13: Patriot-News: Attorney general’s office reviewing complaints about natural gas royalty payments

March 13: Observer-Reporter: Act 13 petitioners respond to oil and gas parties

March 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mars Area school board rejected Rex Energy drilling offer

March 12: Star-Ledger: Environmentalists, congressman call for fracking ban in Delaware River basin

March 11: Philadelphia Energy Examiner: Pennsylvanians lose millions in shale gas dollars as Corbett raises gasoline tax 

March 11: DeSmogBlog: Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages, Struggling State Regulators

March 10: Pittsburgh Business Times: Policy groups push for Marcellus severance tax in tri-state region

March 10: Citizens Voice: DEP routinely changes data on gas wells

March 7: SFGate: DEP says radiation normal at PA well blast site

March 7: Bloomberg News: ‘Full Disclosure’ of Frack Chemicals Urged by Energy Department Advisors

March 6: Tribune-Review: No contamination reported after small spill at Beaver Run Reservoir

March 5: Observer-Reporter: Oil and gas parties ask to intervene in Act 13

March 4: Tribune-Review: Testing raises methane concerns in Versailles

March 3: Post-Gazette: Act 13 impact fees, plunge in natural gas prices led to more plugged wells

March 3: Observer-Reporter: Range Resources appeals Mt. Pleasant’s decision

February 28: Observer-Reporter: York County Court rules against Sunoco Pipeline

February 28: Citizens Voice Editorial: Decision could make way for fair gas extraction tax

February 27: Times-Leader: Company wants frack-water site hearing delayed

February 27: Observer-Reporter: Workers continue to assess third well at Chevron site

February 25: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Chevron says both leaking wells now capped

February 24: State Impact Texas: Not Even the Head of Exxon Wants Fracking Operations In His Neighborhood

February 24: Allentown Morning Call: State inflates fracking-related jobs numbers

February 24: Here’s where you can send your fracking pizza

February 22: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: DEP puts gas drillers under watchful eye

February 22: Allentown Morning Call: Gov Corbett’s impact fee on gas drillers costs in lost severance tax

February 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Safety issues raised on drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport

February 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: State supreme court rejects appeal of ruling striking down parts of gas law

February 21: Times Online: Imperial Pointe residents not happy about airport drilling

February 20: Times Tribune: New drilling study needed, Yudichak says

February 20: KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh: Hanover Township residents fighting frackwater treatment plant

February 20: WPXI: More Hopewell Twp homeowners come forward, saying underground testing causing damage

February 20: Observer-Reporter: Vote tabled on Hanover tank farm

February 19: Times-Leader: Anti-fracking group opposes waste center

February 19: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Airport neighbors in Findlay to voice concerns over Consol’s proposed drilling sites

February 18: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Royal mistreatment: The AG should probe Chesapeake’s leases

February 17: Keystone Politics: #PAGov: Corbett DEP Wants to Use Radioactive Fracking Waste Crystals as Road Salt

February 17: The Chevron Guarantee: Our well won’t explode…or your pizza is free!

February 17: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Greene County gas well fire stokes concerns about drilling at Pittsburgh International

February 17: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Chevron: Greene County gas well fires have stopped

February 16: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Methane blaze extinguishes itself, perimeter remains at Greene gas well

February 16: Observer-Reporter: Greene gas well fire extinguished

February 15: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Team faces hazards in battling Greene County gas well fires

February 14: Patriot-News: Corbett and Republican senators ask Attorney General Kane to probe Marcellus Shale gas driller

February 14: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ethane puts Western PA drillers in predicament

February 13: WJAC TV: Injection well fight packs township meeting

February 13: Times Online: Hopewell resident says seismic testing damaged his home

February 13: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Experts try to snuff raging shale well fire

February 13: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Crews removing charred equipment, vehicles from well fire in Greene County

February 13: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: DEP Greene County gas well fire will be contained

February 12: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: DEP: Beaumont gas facility glitch considered not harmful

February 12: Marcellus Outreach Butler: Gas Well Fire Demonstrates Need For School Setback

February 12: Observer-Reporter: Hanover residents raise concerns about frack water tank farm

February 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: One of two Greene well fires still burning; worker remains missing

February 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corbett says despite explosion at Greene County gas well the industry is ‘safe’

February 11: Observer-Reporter: Lengthy investigation ahead in Marcellus Shale well explosion

February 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Washington County’s Robinson to withdraw from Act 13 lawsuit

February 6: Corbett wants to lift ban on new gas drilling in state forests

February 6: State Impact PA: Can the Marcellus keep up its massive production?

February 5: State Impact PA: Company in West Virginia spill moving chemicals to Pennsylvania

February 4: Workers World: Drilling industry tamps on anti-fracking activists’ rights

February 4: State Impact PA: Corbett budget proposal expands drilling in state parks and forests

February 3: Observer-Reporter: Senior DEP official owned natural gas investments

January 31: Citizens Voice/AP: 2 landmen face fed sentence in Pa. drilling scheme

January 29: The Guardian: The anti-fracking activist barred from 312.5 sq miles of Pennsylvania

January 27: Bloomberg Business Week: Frozen Northeast Getting Gouged by Natural Gas Prices

January 23: In The Capital: Proposed VA Fracking Could Affect DC Water Supply

January 23: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

January 21: Times-Tribune: Susquehanna County resident documents gas well in 8,000 photos over 1 year

January 21: Observer-Reporter: Judge to rule in Sunoco eminent domain challenges

January 20: Observer-Reporter: Welders in Marcellus fields see rash of supply thefts

January 20: Potential use of acid-mine water in fracking draws criticism

January 19: Observer-Reporter: Worry, debate follow court’s drilling decision

January 16: Observer-Reporter: Townships respond in Act 13 case

January 16: State Impact PA: DEP always granted Marcellus drillers’ requests to avoid Act 13’s stream buffers

January 13: State Impact PA: PA DEP seeks input on overhaul of drilling regulations

January 6: Allentown Morning Call: Corbett to state Supreme Court: Undo fracking ruling

January 6: Times Shamrock/Citizens Voice: Riverkeeper can pursue Act 13 challenge

January 5: Patriot-News: Pennsylvania, other states confirm water pollution from natural gas drilling

January 4: AP: Water contamination from drilling confirmed in four states

January 4: Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Texas firm agrees to pay fine for employing illegal immigrants

January 2: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corbett administration asks court to reconsider Act 13 decision


December 30: State Impact PA: Survey: Most Americans don’t know much about fracking

December 30: Pocono Record: Stroudsburg Borough Council prohibits fracking (just in case)

December 25: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Decision restores Murrysville’s right to regulate shale drilling

December 24: Cumberland Times-News: Marcellus health impact document released for public comment

December 20: Philadelphia Inquirer: First criminal case against a shale firm opens

December 20: Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Supreme Court jolts shale industry

December 20: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pa Supreme Court rules municipalities can limit what gas drillers can do

December 20: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Supreme Court declares portions of shale-drilling law  unconstitutional

December 20: Pittsburgh Business Times: How the Act 13 ruling will affect shale industry


December 19: Observer-Reporter: Judge grants request for photos of alleged 2010 Amwell flowback spill

December 17: Al-Jazeera America: Study: Fracking fluids could disrupt hormones, raise infertility risk

December 17: State Impact PA: Safety concerns arise over cross-state natural gas liquids pipeline

December 16: Site Blocked With Massive Wind Turbine Blade

December 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Peters discusses drilling on township land

December 12: Observer-Reporter: Lawsuit claims unreported spill at Marcellus drilling site in Amwell

December 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Washington County gas drilling spill cited in lawsuit not reported to state

December 11: State Impact PA: Research flight to provide new estimates of Marcellus methane leaks

December 10: KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh: New concerns over shale drilling, radioactivity waste

December 10: The Intelligencer/Wheeling Register: Health Dept. Concerned About Benzene Emissions Near Local Gas Drilling Sites

December 9: Observer-Reporter: Chartiers Township couples sue MarkWest in Washington County Court

December 7: Marcellus Monitor: Internal Emails from Marcellus Water Hauler Detail Unreported Spill, ‘Cover Up’

December 5: Times-Tribune: Cabined nominees grilled on shale oversight

December 4: PA Taxpayers foot bill for growing gas subsidies

December 3: Yahoo News: Family discovers their faucet water is flammable

December 1: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gas drillers should minimize impact on nature, poll says

December 1: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Officials investigate gas smell, fluid seepage at Fox Chapel home

November 27: Pa oil producers face new challenge

November 25: Herald-Standard: Report: shale job numbers too high

November 25: As Marcellus Shale loses momentum, a reassessment

November 23: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Movers, shakers of shale: Seismic testing adapts to Western PA

November 22: The Shale Game and Shilling for Dollars

November 21: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: One hundred attend meeting on zoning ordinance overhaul in Robinson, Washington  County

November 20: State Impact PA: Royalty disputes fuel anger over state’s oversight of gas production data

November 19: York Daily Record: Western PA officials reject drilling ban in parks

November 14: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Corbett defends Marcellus numbers

November 11: Dallas Business Journal: Exxon, Range Resources get an F in fracking disclosure, report says

November 10: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Beneath Pittsburgh lies abundance of gas

November 7: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Conservation groups oppose bill to alter approval for endangered species’ protection

November 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Just one proposal submitted to drill under Deer Lakes Park

November 6: State Impact PA: Economists question Corbett’s Marcellus Shale job numbers

November 5: York Daily Record/AP: Proposal would allow shale gas waste on barges

November 5: Hearing on Marcellus spill postponed after magistrate recuses himself

November 5: Observer-Reporter: Range Resources’ suppliers ordered to reveal Amwell drilling chemicals

November 4: Mint Press News: Doctor Loses Case Against Fracking Gag Order

November 4: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PA oil and natural gas industry groups announce radioactivity study to parallel DEP effort

November 3: Associated Press: Gas happy Pennsylvania? Natural gas subsidies tab hits tens of millions and are growing fast

November 2: Observer-Reporter: Chemical plants bring dangers, as well as jobs

November 2: Times Tribune: Gas company blocked from removing water buffalo from Susquehanna County home

November 1: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Oil and gas drillers in PA to begin well inspections

November 1: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Westmoreland firefighters advised on response to gas well fires

October 31: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Coast Guard plan would let “frackwater” travel waterways by barge

October 31: Marcellus Shale fracking wells use 5 million gallons of water apiece

October 29: Observer-Reporter: Fire destroys another Buffalo Township home

October 29: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Valley News Dispatch: Freeport Terminals offered to pay for overpass improvement if trucks OKed

October 29: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Radiactive pollution in Allegheny River not from fracking, DEP and treatment plant say

October 29: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The survey says: Pittsburghers care for environment

October 28: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Federal lawsuit: Plant in Warren discharging drilling waste into Allegheny River

October 25: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburghers urged to actively fight for environment here

October 24: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Drilling regulations face challenge in South Fayette

October 23: State Impact PA: After Pa. couple discovers plan to drill on unleased land, energy company cancels permit

October 20: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Protesters rail against drilling in Allegheny County parks

October 16: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Marcellus gas leases pushing impact fees on landowners

October 15: Observer-Reporter: Second Marcellus Shale landman pleads guilty in rights scheme

October 15: Times-Tribune: Application filed for Marcellus Shale pipeline expansion

October 15: The Pike County Courier: Pa. citizens group targets gas drilling pollution

October 14: Observer-Reporter: W. Va., Pa. landowners sue FirstEnergy over waste

October 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Drilling water wells is one way to foil the frackers

October 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Shale gas appeal rejected

October 11: New York Times: France upholds ban on hydraulic fracturing

October 9: State Impact PA: Reports: Range Resources admits it doesn’t know makeup of fracking fluid

October 9: ‘When Frackers Come Calling': Homeowners Increasingly Duped in Land Deals

October 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Marcellus gas facilities, near to one another or even linked, are evaluated individually for pollution

October 5: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Hilcorp Energy first in PA to test law allowing access to gas without property owners’ consent

October 4: US fracking wells annually produce 280bn gallons of toxic waste water destroying environment – report

October 3: EcoWatch: Groundbreaking report calculates damage done by fracking

October 3: Environment America: Fracking by the Numbers, New Report  First to Quantify Damage Done by Gas Drilling

October 3: Newsworks: High levels of radiation found in creek near drilling wastewater site in western Pa.

October 2: USA Today: Fracking linked to radioactive river water in PA

October 2: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: EQT subsidiary seeks access to Greene County property through eminent domain

October 2: State begins gas drilling study in Bucks, Montgomery Counties

October 2: The Guardian: Dangerous levels of radiactivity found at fracking waste site in Pennsylvania

October 2: Kitsap Sun/AP: Fracking may be polluting river with radioactive waste

October 2: International Business Times: Radiation found in fracking wastewater in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region

October 2: Science 2.0: Elevated radioactive contaminates found at shale gas wastewater discharge site

October 2: Radioactive shale gas contaminants found at wastewater discharge site

October 2: Radioactive wastewater from fracking is found in a Pennsylvania stream

September 29: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Valley News Dispatch: Western PA forests being fragmented by natural gas drilling

September 28: Observer-Reporter: Mt. Pleasant supervisors reject Range proposal

September 27: Huffington Post: Fracking chemicals may be unknown, even to gas drillers, lawsuit documents suggest

September 27: WITF: PA pipeline plans scrapped

September 26: Times-Tribune: As well permits decline, wastewater reuse plateauing

September 26: Natural gas driller under fire

September 26: Anti-frack group: Drilling hikes accidents, arrests, STDs

September 25: Environment News Service: Fracking-harmed residents demand US EPA renew investigations

September 25: PA Department of Environmental Protection: DEP fines environmental laboratory for various violations

September 25: Times-Tribune: Attorney General challenges natural gas lease settlement

September 25: Mercer County Allied News: Reports: New drilling permits, violations

September 24: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Valley News Dispatch: Allegheny County Executive to seek Council’s OK on Deer Lakes Park drilling in the next year

September 23: REPORT: The Social Costs of Fracking

September 23: PA well site will be focus of fierce legal battle

September 23: Delaware Online: Even without wells, fracking has big impact on Delaware River watershed

VIDEO: Shallow Shale in New York

September 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Horizontal drilling, fracking begins in old, shallow oil and gas fields

September 21: Akron Beacon Journal Online: Pennsylvania gets legislation for new shale moratorium

September 19: Pennsylvania State Senator announces fracking moratorium legislation

September 19: Yale Environment 360: Fracked shale formations could contain carbon dioxide, study says

September 19: Ellwood City Ledger: Ferlo presents fracking moratorium bill

September 19: Uniontown Herald-Standard: Pittsburgh lawmaker pushes statewide fracking ban

September 19: Bucks County Courier-Times: Pittsburgh lawmaker pushes statewide fracking ban

September 19: State Impact PA: “Landman” pleads guilty to Marcellus Shale mineral rights fraud

September 19: Pittsburgh lawmaker pushes to ban fracking statewide

September 19: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ferlo has concerns about fracking

September 18: State Impact PA: US Geological Survey documenting land disturbance from fracking

September 18: Oil and Gas Online: Senator Ferlo announces fracking moratorium legislation

September 18: EcoWatch: Pa State Senator announces fracking moratorium legislation

September 18: Times Online: Ferlo presents fracking moratorium bill

September 18: WESA: Ferlo calls for fracking moratorium

September 18: WFMJ: Senator Ferlo announces fracking moratorium legislation

September 18: State Impact PA: Ferlo introduces “open ended” fracking moratorium bill

September 17: Observer-Reporter: Concern raised over well pad

September 16: Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP: Criminal charges in gas drilling case spur debate

September 13: State Impact PA: Gas industry survey contradicts claims of widespread drug use

September 12: Scientific American: Groundwater contamination may end the gas fracking boom

September 12: PA fracking boom goes bust

September 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Changes outlined in seismic testing law in Peters Twp.

September 12: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: More actions coming in wake of XTO leak

September 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council debates parks drilling

September 11: Times-Tribune: Lawmaker proposes monthly gas well reports

September 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Attorney General files criminal charges against XTO energy

September 10: Harrisburg Patriot-News: Attorney General files criminal charges against Marcellus gas drilling company

September 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Allegheny Countil councilwoman Danko proposes 3-year hold on drilling in County parks

September 6: Times-Tribune: Auditor General hints at DEP water monitoring problems

September 5: Philadelphia Tribune: PA Budget and Policy Center reports Marcellus Shale not beneficial

September 4: Observer-Reporter: Cecil board listens to residents on impoundment

September 1: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Associated Press/WV State Journal: In Pa, shale waste tripping alarms in landfills

August 31: Tribune-Review: Risky gas drilling waste pits anger Mt. Pleasant neighbors

August 30: Pennsylvania Marcellus shale job creation claims being overstated?

August 28: Reuters: To cut natural gas costs, Chesapeake pumps up royalty deductions

August 27: State Impact PA: DEP attempted to suppress controversial study that criticized shale gas

August 27: WFMJ: PA board drafts new gas drilling rules

August 27: Frackers slash billions in payments to landowners

August 27: StateImpactPA: DEP Attempted To Suppress Controversial Study That Criticized Shale Gas

August 25: Associated Press: Fracking health project puts numbers into debate

August 23: Observer-Reporter: Residents worried after latest MarkWest flare

August 22: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: PA share of Marcellus Shale jobs dips

August 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Marcellus Shale waste trips more radioactivity alarms than other products left at landfills

August 21: Times Tribune: UGI agrees to settlement after missteps in major gas leak

August 20: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Protestors object to possible drilling in Allegheny County parks

August 20: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jeannette man indicted on charges of stealing mineral rights

August 20: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Public aids crack down on gas plant in Chartiers

August 19: Double-dipping in PA gas leases

August 16: Canon-McMillan Patch: Supervisor Asks District Attorney to Investigate Private Meeting Between Cecil and Range Resources

August 16: Comedy Central, The Colbert Report: Gag Gift

August 15: Canon-McMillan Patch: Attorney in Act 13 Challenge: Re-Argument of Case Could Open ‘Pandora’s Box’

August 10: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Washington County gas well accord to be restored to court record

August 9: State Impact PA: Clean air group skeptical about new DEP rules

August 9: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Marcellus Shale drillers face new rules on pollution

August 7: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: State Supreme Court asked to rehear drilling dispute

August 7: EcoWatch: Victory in fracking wastewater fight in PA

August 6: Observer-Reporter: Judge: No personal conflict in compressor station ruling

August 6: Yahoo Shine: Children Given Gag Order In Pennsylvania Fracking Suit Settlement

August 5: Observer-Reporter: Cecil Township supervisor denied request for public meeting

August 5: Forbes Magazine: Why no one trusts oil companies on fracking

August 4: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Oil, gas firms scrutinized to monitor labor practices

July 31: Canon-McMillan Patch: DEP issues notice of violation over smoke at MarkWest compressor station

July 31: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Driller EQT sues 70 Allegheny property owners under pooling law

July 31: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Company cited after fracturing fluid spill at Beaver Run Reservoir

July 30: LA Times: EPA censored key PA fracking water contamination study

July 28: Huffington Post: Issues with fracking could be eased if industry was more honest, some say

July 28: New York Times Opinion/Editorial: Gangplank to a warm future

July 26: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sunoco set to take land for pipeline

July 25: Observer-Reporter: Mt. Pleasant wants Range to remove water impoundments

July 24: State Impact PA: Counties seek Act 13 funds for groundwater studies

July 22: Penn State: Grad researcher studies impacts of Marcellus Shale development on wildlife

July 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Section of Interstate 70 shut down because chemical leak reopened

July 19: Canon-McMillan Patch: Smoke over Canonsburg from MarkWest facility, DEP investigating

July 19: Daily Mail Online (UK): Water industry warns of fracking dangers as Chancellor unveils ‘most generous shale gas tax breaks in the world’

July 19: Former Mobil VP warns of fracking and climate change

July 19: Drilling contractor fined $100,000

July 17: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Smoke from gas plant in Washington County alarming to neighbors

July 17: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Revenue from shale fees dips in Murrysville, neighboring communities

July 11: Mother Jones: Confirmed: fracking triggers quakes and seismic chaos

July 11: Distant quakes trigger tremors at US waste-injection sites, says study

July 5: Times-Tribune: House bill seeks more drilling health oversight

July 4: Times-Tribune: Wayne landowners group threatens DRBC with lawsuit over drilling delay

July 4: Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. agency gets lion’s share of funding from drilling industry

July 4: Observer-Reporter: Private security, private eye or flaggers on public roads: judge asked to decide gasfield case

July 2: Bloomberg Business Week: Gas drilling royalty owners oppose new Pa. bill

July 2: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania Legislature’s bill allowing easier pooling of gas well drilling  leases draws criticism

July 1: Times-Tribune Editorial: Gas in water more than coincidence

June 28: AP: Pa. Senate committee approves bill to create health study for Marcellus Shale drilling

June 27: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Ukrainians come to Carnegie to study Marcellus Shale gas

June 25: Times-Tribune: Study finds more gas in water near Marcellus Shale wells

June 24: NBC News: Natural gas found in drinking water near fracked wells

June 19: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Judge to consider making public confidential document from 2011 Marcellus drilling settlement

June 17: Science 2.0: Assessment of shale gas fracking on biodiversity

June 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Allegheny County parks considered for drilling

June 11: State Impact PA: DEP fines Lehigh Valley coal-burning plant for air pollution violations

June 10: Bloomberg: Chevron among drillers facing gas wells nuisance lawsuit

June 10: State Impact PA: Explosives aimed at shale gas mapping raise concerns in Fayette County

June 7: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Shale mappers detonate explosives, raising concerns

June 7: Patriot-News: Attorney General raids Marcellus Shale drilling supply company’s offices

June 6: KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh: Company may be interested in obtaining drilling rights at local park

June 3: De Smog Blog: Radioactive waste from the Marcellus Shale continues to draw concern

May 25: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pipeline project creates unease in Westmoreland County

May 25: Scranton Times-Tribune: Scientists find new tools for tracing fracking impacts

May 24: Scranton Times-Tribune: Pa. water plants fined by EPA for drilling waste

May 22: VIDEO: Public Forum on Gas Drilling Records in Pennsylvania

May 22: State Impact PA: Lawmaker proposes to clarify doctor “gag rule”

May 22: State Impact PA: DCNR sets date for public hearing on drilling in Loyalsock Forest

May 19: Scranton Times-Tribune: Gas drilling complaint map

May 19: Scranton Times-Tribune: Open records case produced untracked drilling documents

May 19: Scranton Times-Tribune: Sunday times review of DEP drilling records reveals water damage, murky testing methods

May 17: Is safe fracking possible?

May 16: WBNG: DEP: Compressor stations show signs of explosion

May 15: PG Pipeline: Pa. residents give cautious support for gas drilling; 58% support moratorium for study

May 14: State Impact PA: Radioactive drilling waste sparks concern

May 14: The Republic: Political dispute over PA Marcellus Shale gas drilling and long-term revenue

May 11: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Radioactive fracking debris triggers worries at dump sites

May 7: The Republic: Health advisory panel for Marcellus Shale gas drilling proposed under new PA legislation

May 3: State Impact PA: DEP allows driller to continue operations despite two accidents in as many months

May 2: EcoWatch: Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania

May 1: Times-Tribune: DEP: spill at well site seeps into house, miniature horse farm

April 30: Survey shows fracking communities suffer from stress due to fear of exploitation

April 30: Global Research News: Shrouded in secrecy: industry buries fracking’s true danger

April 29: Science Daily: Many stressors associated with fracking due to perceived lack of trust

April 26: State Impact PA: DEP fines gas driller for Lycoming County spills

April 26: Fracking debris considered too radioactive even for waste site

April 24: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Report: Pittsburg’s air quality improving, but still among the most polluted

April 24: AP: Pa. high court settles shale gas rights question

April 24: Public sessions planned on state forest gas drilling

April 23: WITF: Lawmakers urge against drilling in state forest

April 23: WESA: House Dems, Environmentalists Seek to Block Drilling in Loyalsock State Forest

April 23: Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Shale truck sets off alarm in South Huntingdon

April 22: CBS Philly: Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking

April 20: Times Tribune: DEP proposes to increase shale well permit fees

April 19: State Impact PA: possible explosive devices found at two gas drilling sites

April 18: Standard Journal: Plans suspended for 120-mile gas pipeline in Pa.

April 17: The River Reporter: Health survey in NEPA Marcellus area

April 13: Post-Gazette: Pa Fish and Boat Commission mulls charging industry for water

April 11: Post-Gazette Pipeline: Problems expected in Peters with closing of Valleybrook intersection

April 9: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Jefferson Hills oil, gas drilling hearing set for May

April 9: Times-Tribune Online: FrackNation finds supportive crowd in Montrose

April 8: WESA: State website shows where Marcellus Shale impact money is going

April 8: Post-Gazette Pipeline: Newly formed Center for Sustainable Shale Development comes under fire from industry and environmentalists

April 7: Reading Eagle: Berks leaders, residents alarmed by pipeline possibility

April 6: Observer-Reporter: Rep. Jesse White files Right-to-Know Request with DEP

April 6: Times-Tribune Online: Fracking OK to resume at Wyoming Co spill site

April 6: No Fracking Way: Incredible Shrinking Shale!

April 5: Observer-Reporter: MarkWest seeks to expand Smith compressor station

April 5: Canon-McMillan Patch: Leaking Range Resources “dumping ground” irks Cecil Township officials

April 5: Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Murrysville group wants to test air quality before and after Marcellus Shale drilling

April 4: WNEP: Invite-Only Gas Drilling Meeting Excludes Public, Media

April 4: State Impact: PA will get 3 percent less this year in drilling impact fees

April 4: Post-Gazette Pipeline: Pa. towns to see fewer dollars from Marcellus Shale drilling this year

April 4: Debate over drilling in state forest

April 4: Scranton Times-Tribune: Local cancer institute completes baseline health survey in Marcellus Shale region

April 4: Observer-Reporter: Attorneys seek missing exhibit in Hallowich case

April 3: Beaver County Times Online: DEP begins fracking radiation tests

April 3: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Perry Township residents concerned over seismic testing to find Marcellus Shale

April 2: All those fracking jobs come with an increased risk of lung cancer

April 2: Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Closed-door meeting set on Rock Run natural gas drilling

April 1: At Penn State, a natural gas expansion

April 1: Uniontown Herald-Standard: Property owner’s access blocked by gas company

March 31: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial: Quality drilling: It’s time for higher standards on Marcellus Shale

March 29: WTAE: Family says gas drilling turning paradise home into nightmare

March 27: Post-Gazette/Bloomberg News: Wastewater disposal linked to earthquakes

March 26: P-G Pipeline: Pitt student among those studying wastewater treatment

March 26: Times Leader Editorial: DEP must answer questions about water testing practices

March 25: Citizens Voice: Marcellus Shale boom could restore link between Avoca airport, Pittsburgh

March 21: Post-Gazette: New initiative sets standards for Marcellus Shale drilling in Pa. and Appalachian basin

March 20: Post-Gazette: Washington County judge orders Marcellus Shale development settlement records unsealed

March 16: Times-Tribuine: DEP cites  two gas companies

March 15: WNEP: Neighbors wants answers after natural gas drill malfunction

March 15: State Impact PA: DEP begins probe of Wyoming County gas well spill

March 15: Observer-Reporter: DEP investigating spill at Cross Creek County Park

March 13: Tribune-Review CMU official to lobby for government, industry help in creating shale gas initiative

March 13: Observer-Reporter: Range appeals Robinson rejection of well sites

March 10: Post-Gazette: Fracking’s “revolving door” draws warning

March 1: NYTimes Green Blog: Fracking Under a Historic Farm

March 1: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Beaver water woes tied to Ohio drilling

February 27: Beaver County Times Online: Insurers: Fracking-related damages not covered by standard policies

February 25: Uniontown Herald-Standard/ Marcellus Shale businesses have ties with regulators

February 22: DEP Secretary Krancer hit on Marcellus Shale, smallmouth bass

February 21: Uniontown Herald-Standard/ Residents blast DEP in fracking hearing

February 18: WITF via AP: Geisinger gets grant to study health effects of Marcellus Shale drilling

February 14: Canon-McMillan Patch: DEP Spokeswoman Blasted for Comments About Marcellus Shale-Related Hearing

February 13: The Daily Review: Penn State to Study Marcellus Shale

February 8: Post-Gazette: Allegheny County approves $500 million gas-drilling deal with Consol

January 24: State Impact PA: PA DEP to Study Radiation Related to Marcellus Shale

January 24: Uniontown Herald-Standard: DEP shelves more stringent water test

January 21: State Impact PA: Photographers Seek to Shine Light on Marcellus Shale Drilling

January 17: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Marcellus Shale, movie star

January 17: Associated Press/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: EPA backed off drilling probe

January 15: NYTimes Blog: Climate Scientist Backs Bill to Curb Emissions

January 14: ShaleReporter: You can lead a horse to diesel…

January 14: The Intelligencer: Wastewater radiation does not concern health officials

January 11: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PA omitted gas wells, forfeited impact fee

January 10: ShaleReporter: Report: DEP didn’t report all wells under Act 13

January 10: Allentown Morning Call: To fight fracking, PA needs a masterpiece

January 7: Pittsburgh Business Journal: Marcellus Shale Coalition places ad in front of “Promised Land” video


December 31: Website mines Marcellus Shale data

December 27: AP via StateImpact PA: 2012 A Big Year for Marcellus Shale

December 17: Living Green Magazine: Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions

December 8: Philadelphia Inquirer: Community College of Philadelphia faculty union urges severing ties with Marcellus Shale coalition

December 6: Moon sets limit on Marcellus shale drilling

December 1: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Photos reveal effects of Marcellus Shale drilling

November 30: WJAC-TV: Residents against Marcellus shale drilling near reservoir

November 29: State Impact PA: EPA fines Marcellus driller for clean water violations

November 20: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Scientist cites risk to water of drilling near Beaver Run

November 14: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Environmental groups urge Corbett to revamp DEP’s process for water testing

November 13: Wall Street Journal: PA DEP adds disclaimer to gas drilling data site

November 12: San Francisco Chronicle: Pollution persists in Allegheny River

November 12: Science Codex: More scientific research of “fracking” urged inPennsylvania

November 3: Times Online: study links water contamination to fracking

November 3: Business Insider: Report left out fracking poisons in drinking water near site

November 2: Houston Chronicle: PA criticized over gas drilling pollution tests

November 2: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Lawmaker challenges PA DEP’s reporting of gas well water safety

October 31: McMurray Almanac: Judge orders PUC to stop reviewing drilling ordinances

October 26: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader: PUC slapped by judge, admits error

October 26: Commonwealth Court to PUC: ‘Cease and desist’ – release the impact fee money

October 22: US fracking sites impact health

October 19: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: EPA adds $84,500 fine for well fire

October 18: Bloomberg: Marcellus gas wells likely harming public health: survey

October 17: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pipeline: State Supreme Court hears arguments over Marcellus Shale law

October 14: Truth Out: Frackademia: Controversial SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute’s reputation unraveling

October 12: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Drillers opt for benign additives with frack water

October 5: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PennFuture accuses DEP of permit dishonesty

October 4: Moon Twp to hold public hearing on Marcellus Shale drilling

October 3: State Impact PA: Clean Air Council and DEP spar over emissions aggregation

September 26: States fail to enforce Marcellus Shale drilling regulations

September 25: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Resident challenges: PUC to review some local Marcellus drilling laws

September 25: Times Tribune: Shale health advisory panel in the works

September 9: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Arguments on Marcellus Shale law begin in October

September 7: Wall Street Journal: Report finds methane remains issue in Pa. township

September 5: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PA submits its arguments in shale drilling law appeal

September 4: Philadelphia Inquirer: Bankers in Pa. assess impact of natural gas

September 2: The Leader: Groups seek funding for drilling health impact studies

September 2: Allentown Morning Call: PA gas drilling questions go unanswered on proposed new state gas drilling rules

August 31: WNEP Scranton: County Studies Look at Marcellus Shale Impacts

August 30: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Robinson joins South Fayette as Pa. townships with Marcellus rules under PUC review

August 19: Patriot-News Editorial Board: Medical muzzling: Fracking-related gag order on doctors must be changed

August 18: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Chesapeake fails to submit gas figures

August 5: Philadelphia Inquirer: PA environmental chief locks horns with activists

July 26: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Court throws out state zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling

July 21: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Worries laid to rest

July 17: Philadelphia Daily News Editorial: Confused reaction to study on Marcellus Shale water quality

July 9: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Duke study suggests drilling fluid can seep into water supplies

June 21: State Impact PA: Report – DEP Investigating Potential Shell Methane Migration

June 12: State Impact PA: Opinion on Pittsburgh Fracking Ban Will Have to Wait

June 6: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Attorneys Argue Marcellus Shale Zoning Law in Commonwealth Court

May 29: Essential Public Radio: Shale Compressor Station Permitted in Allegheny County

May 1: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Donegal Township family sues Marcellus driller

April 24: Post-Gazette Pipeline: Chesapeake Energy shareholders irate over loans by CEO

April 13: Post-Gazette Pipeline: Doctors concerned about vagueness of PA’s new shale gas law

April 11: Associated Press: Impact Fee on Hold as Judge Orders Temporary Injunction

April 3: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Council supports challenge of shale regulations

March 29: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 7 municipalities file suit over state shale regulations

March 28: Times-Tribune: Emergency responders at scene of explosion at natural gas compressor station

March 23: Canon-Macmillan Patch: Judge: Suit Against DEP Regarding Marcellus Shale Site to Continue

March 22:Post-Gazette Pipeline: PA Ranks 7th in nation for toxins released into Waterways

March 21: Los Angeles Times: Dimock Water featured in “Gasland” is contaminated

March 18: Sun-Gazette: Frack water withdrawals to displace 32 households

Feb 25: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Washington County Gas Well Leak Larger than Expected

February 22: State Impact Pennsylvania: DEP Fines Driller for Contaminating Drinking Water in Forest County


May 5: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Group raises alarm over gas wells near schools, hospitals

April 23: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State ponders penalties over drilling site mishap

April 21: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader: Blowout in Bradford County


December 10: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: One killed, one injured in Armstrong County explosion

July 14: Philadelphia Inquirer: $400K Fine Levied for Marcellus Shale blowout

June 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Two workers injured at Marcellus Shale gas well

June 21: Vanity Fair: A Colossal Fracking Mess

June 4: WTAE: PA Stops Company’s Marcellus Shale Drilling After 16-Hour Rupture


November 20: Associated Press: Dimock Residents Sue Gas Driller

September 22: Reuters: Pennsylvania DEP Issues Violation Notice to Cabot Oil and Gas

July 31: ProPublica: Water Problems from Drilling Are More Frequent Than PA Officials Said


December 6: Cameron County Endeavor: Concern Aired about Drilling’s Impact on Environment

October 22: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: DEP seeks cause of river pollution

June 9: Environmental Protection Online: PA Halts Drilling to Protect Streams

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Harrisburg, PA 17120
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