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60 Minutes on Marcellus Shale

By at November 12, 2010 | 4:06 pm | 2 Comments

60 Minutes on Marcellus Shale

When 60 minutes airs a segment on the Marcellus Shale this Sunday, an environmental group expects the majority  of viewers to come away with a better understanding of the risks and dangers drilling poses. “Cleaning up the natural gas industry is of critical concern to our executive director and organization. We have spent a lot […]

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A town vows to keep its water finger licking free of Fracking

By at October 29, 2010 | 3:20 pm | 2 Comments

A town vows to keep its water finger licking free of Fracking

Licking has a long, tortured environmental history, which is why the Town Board of Supervisors is determined to find a way to protect its future. The Pennsylvania town is located in an extremely rural area about 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Licking has always had what others want. In the 19th century, it was iron ore, and by the time that dried […]

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No place to go but home for a proposed shale gas tax.

By at October 12, 2010 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Senate Republicans characterized an hour-long meeting with Governor Ed Rendell as “engaging,” but say they are no closer to ironing out a compromise that would tax drillers for extracting shale gas from the Marcellus. Rendell offered new proposals on Tuesday (RTC is awaiting details) that differ from the severance bill passed out of the Democratic […]

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