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Penn. DCNR boosts gas drilling monitoring


HARRISBURG – A proposed $8 million agency budget increase will help support enhanced state monitoring of the impact of gas drilling on public forest lands, the head of the department overseeing state forests and parks said Monday. Marcellus Shale drilling has slowed down recently in the state forests, but state officials are still interested in the long-term impact of drilling ...

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Commissioners say proposed gas drilling regulations too restrictive


CUMBERLAND – Allegany County Commissioners are taking the offensive in the debate over natural gas drilling in Western Maryland. Commissioners believe the regulations being considered by the state are so stringent that they would constitute a virtual ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for gas in Maryland. They are joined in the concern by Del. Wendell Beitzel, ...

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Marcellus health effects may be monitored

A bill that would create an advisory panel to oversee potential public health effects caused by drilling in the Marcellus Shale has been reintroduced to the state Senate. In 2013, Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati first introduced Senate Bill 375. Today, he reintroduced the bill that would form a nine person advisory panel that would meet with experts twice ...

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Washington County residents speak against gas drilling

Gas well drilling companies can’t be counted on to follow the raft of ordinance changes being proposed in Peters, claim a group of Washington County residents who imparted what they said were their experiences with Marcellus Shale drilling to council Monday. “This is a cautionary tale,” said JoAnne Wagner of Mount Pleasant Township, where the first Marcellus well was drilled ...

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