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Fracking Draws Support From Unions As Jobs Flourish, Worrying Environmentalists

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By  Kevin Begos PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit ...

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Marcellus operators looking for space underground

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By Laura Legere, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Federal regulators have issued four permits for oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in Pennsylvania in the past six months, and those are unlikely to be the last. Industry groups and researchers are renewing their efforts to find sites in the state where the salt- and metals-laden waste fluids produced from ever more shale gas ...

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Emissions Down, Report Shows

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released its natural gas emissions inventory for data collected in 2012. This is the second annual report measuring air emissions, and the findings showed that Marcellus shale emissions from Pennsylvania decreased sharply. Data was collected from 56 different operators running 8800 natural gas wells and 70 ...

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Pennsylvania Poised to Open State Parks for Drilling Operations

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced in 2010 that the state needed to stop leasing additional forest land or it would inflict significant damage to the local ecosystem. It issued a report stating that any additional expansion of fracking in the region would have long-term repercussions on the health and productivity ...

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With United Shale Advocates, the Marcellus Shale Coalition bets on a ‘citizens’ movement’

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By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An apron-clad Laurel Gardner stands behind a counter in a video shot in her northeastern Pennsylvania restaurant and explains why she supports Marcellus Shale natural gas development. “When the workers come into our town, they bring jobs, they bring their families, their families spend money here,” she says. She repeats herself, strays ...

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Indiana County to spread Marcellus funds across wide-range of services

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Indiana County’s commissioners have agreed on a plan for the local distribution of $217,524.32 in Act 13 Marcellus Shale impact fees the county received for 2012. Act 13 revenue may be used for public infrastructure improvements, emergency preparedness, public safety, environmental programs including parks and trails, preservation and reclamation of surface and subsurface waters, tax reductions including homestead exclusions, affordable ...

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