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Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

By at May 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm | 2 Comments

Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

The Pennsylvania Department has ordered Chesapeake Energy to pay a $1 million dollar plus fine. The fine takes into account water wells contaminated in Bradford County and a fire in Washington County last February.
That represents the largest monetary fine issued by the DEP against a gas driller.

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Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

By at May 11, 2011 | 1:04 pm | 122 Comments

Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

The research was conducted by four scientists at Duke University. They found that levels of flammable methane gas in drinking water wells increased to dangerous levels when those water supplies were close to natural gas wells. They also found that the type of gas detected at high levels in the water was the same type of gas that energy companies were extracting from thousands of feet underground, strongly implying that the gas may be seeping underground through natural or manmade faults and fractures, or coming from cracks in the well structure itself.

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Burning Down the House: 147 Reasons for Sprinklers

By at April 20, 2011 | 9:46 am | 67 Comments

Burning Down the House: 147 Reasons for Sprinklers

While we may view the tragic deaths of 147 workers a century-ago as a regrettable historical fact, why do we accept the fire deaths of Pennsylvanians as an acceptable condition?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 20, 2011 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital; Eric Epstein has found that short and long term memory lapses will likely result in more death by smoke and fire now that Pennsylvania is about to kill its sprinkler law, In Japan authorities are trying to find a way to crack down on people crossing over the evacuation zone, and Governor Corbett says no more to gas drillers hauling wastewater to treatment facilities.

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Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

By at January 30, 2011 | 9:55 am | 31 Comments

Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Unrest shows no signs of letting up in Egypt. Mass demonstrators have defied the government’s curfew and continue to light buildings and military vehicles on fire. President Hosni Mubarak, as of Sunday, has not addressed the people, who say Mubarak’s government is corrupt. Mubarak came to power 30 years ago and now an opposition leader has surfaced to try and challenge Mubarak’s authority.

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Marcellus is taking its toll on some Pennsylvania Communities

By at January 27, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 3 Comments

Marcellus is taking its toll on some Pennsylvania Communities

The Marcellus Shale has opened up lots of new opportunities for cities and towns across Pennsylvania, but its also creating new financial burdens. The industry is putting new, unfunded, financial burdens on services ranging from roads to human services. The Senate is exploring ways for drillers to pay for it in lieu of a severance tax. Governor Tom Corbett vows not to support one, so how will cash strapped municipalities pay for maintenance and much more.

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