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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Standing Tall for Landowner Rights

By at June 4, 2013 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Standing Tall for Landowner Rights

Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct, Texas, is the manager of a 650-acre farm that her grandfather first bought in 1948. The farm produces mostly corn, wheat, and soy. On its north border is the Red River; to the west is the Bois d’Arc Creek. TransCanada is an Alberta-based corporation that is building the controversial Keystone […]

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You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

By at February 21, 2013 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

Jos Lara just wanted a job. A company working in the natural gas fields needed a man to power wash wastewater tanks. Clean off the debris. Make them shining again. And so Jos Lara became a power washer for the Rain for Rent Co. The chemicals, the smell was so bad. Once I got out, […]

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Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

By at July 5, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas. Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, the majority […]

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The Frack-Mobile

By at October 5, 2010 | 1:18 pm | 48 Comments

The Frack-Mobile

The future has arrived in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale country, and it looks similar to the picture below. This is GE’s new mobile evaporator: as they say in GE land: its imagination at work. Imagining is all we can do about this new technology. Why? Well RocktheCapital reached out to Masto Communications, (a New York state […]

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Powers is leaving, but questions linger

By at October 4, 2010 | 9:12 pm | 0 Comment

The questions are still swirling over a contract between Power’s office and The Instititue of Terrorism Research & Response, a private firm, secretly to monitor the activities of environmental groups such as, The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, or GDAC.

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Knocking on a gas tax

By at September 30, 2010 | 2:35 pm | 1 Comments

Rancor has barely subsided over the House’s rammed through tax (SB 1155) on natural gas. Representative Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) stood in lock-step with most House Republicans in a failed attempt to stop the tax bill dead in its tracks. “There is no excuse for the manner in which the House Democrat leadership crammed this legislation […]

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A New Home on the Range

By at September 27, 2010 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

Range Resources, the first gas company to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus play, is expanding its presence. A company representative said on Monday that Range will build almost 300,000 square feet of office space in Canonsburg, about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. “The construction of our new regional headquarters facility signal’s Range’s commitment […]

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