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Fracking Pennsylvania

By at April 15, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Fracking Pennsylvania

Walter Brasch’s critically-acclaimed book, Fracking Pennsylvania, is now in its second edition.

Although the book’s focus is Pennsylvania, the center of the Marcellus Shale, it looks at what fracking is, and its impact and effects throughout the country, says Morris Stone,… Read the rest

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Anti-Fracking Activist Can Now Go to the Hospital

By at April 3, 2014 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

Anti-Fracking Activist Can Now Go to the Hospital

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will now be allowed to go to her hospital, supermarket, drug store, several restaurants, and the place where she goes for rehabilitation therapy. She can also go to the county’s recycling center, which is… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

An Injunction Against the First Amendment

By at March 24, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

An Injunction Against the First Amendment

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court Monday morning.

This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

No Merit Badge for This Scout

By at March 6, 2014 | 1:20 pm | 0 Comment

No Merit Badge for This Scout

Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

The Propaganda Olympics

By at February 11, 2014 | 9:39 am | 0 Comment

The Propaganda Olympics

For Vladimir Putin, the winter Olympics is not about sports or international camaraderie. It’s a carefully orchestrated propaganda opportunity to try to showcase the nation’s athletes and show the world a Russia that, even with its great culture and arts,… Read the rest

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Pets Are No More Than Kitchen Chairs

By at February 4, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Pets Are No More Than Kitchen Chairs

In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house.

In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather.

In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its… Read the rest

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Train Derailments Another of Fracking’s Problems

By at January 28, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Train Derailments Another of Fracking’s Problems

The derailment of a 101-car CSX freight train on a bridge in a densely-populated part of Philadelphia this past week should be yet another warning to politicians who have become cheerleaders for oil and gas fracking.

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Energy & Environment , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media

By at January 22, 2014 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

The Boozy, but not Newsy, Mass Media

The Big Story this past week was the Golden Globes awards.

The Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and broadcast by NBC, drew 21 million viewers for the three-hour ceremony, preceded by a one-hour Red Carpet gush-fest hosted byRead the rest

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A Television Snow Job

By at January 15, 2014 | 11:58 am | 0 Comment

A Television Snow Job

With more than a foot of snow, sleet, and ice falling over much of the nation, the television news teams went into overdrive. This may be an accurate description of one of those minute-by-minute broadcasts.

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Depth Takes a Holiday in Mass Media

By at January 2, 2014 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Depth Takes a Holiday in Mass Media

The mass media have a fixation upon throwing up lists.

Sports editors run innumerable lists of the “Top 10” high school and college teams.

Arts and entertainment editors run lists of the top books, movies, songs, and even video games.Read the rest

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