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West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio leaders pledge to help build area’s shale industry

MORGANTOWN — Community members, leaders and government officials from three states gathered Tuesday to collaborate on ideas in regards to the shale industry. The 2015 Tri-State Shale Summit, which took place in Morgantown at the Waterfront Hotel, featured speakers and guest panelists from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The purpose of the event was to provide a discussion on the ...

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Union says Pennsylvania health department has mold, asbestos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A union and workers are complaining about unhealthy working conditions at an unlikely place: the offices of a Pennsylvania county health department. WPXI-TV reports that the Service Employees International Union Local 668 says the Allegheny County Health Department facilities in Pittsburgh have problems with mold and asbestos. The health department has issued a statement saying it’s “working ...

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Ohio and Pennsylvania activity report, October 5-12

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Management department issued 17 oil and gas permits last week, October 5-12. This total may seem underwhelming compared to the previous week’s eruption of 64 oil and gas permits, but researchers at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health might see a permit cutback as a good thing. The university ...

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Wolf says he won’t cave on demand to fix state’s deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won’t cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government’s long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states. Wolf, in a regularly scheduled appearance on Pittsburgh radio station KDKA-AM, reported no progress in budget talks since ...

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New study links active gas wells to pregnancy complications, preterm birth

Women who live near active natural gas wells in Pennsylvania are more likely to experience pregnancy complications, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study evaluated data from Geisinger Health System, a healthcare network present in 40 counties. Researchers studied records of 9,384 mothers who gave birth to 10,946 children from 2009 to 2013. ...

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Republican Party goes door-to-door to gauge standing for 2016 election

Odds are high that during October, someone will come door-knocking on a weekend to ask whether you plan to vote in November’s election. It’s part of the national Republican Party’s “month of action” in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, where the party will test for holes in its new year-round ground game. Leaders want to determine strengths and weaknesses ...

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NY pipeline to go through sites containing ancient artifacts

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — A federal law aimed at preventing looting of historic sites is keeping officials in upstate New York from finding out details about three spots along the route of a planned natural gas pipeline that contain prehistoric artifacts. Constitution Pipeline LLC, which plans to build a 124-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to northeastern markets, has filed documents ...

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Big northwestern Pennsylvania employer warns of layoffs

ERIE, Pa. — One of the largest employers in northwestern Pennsylvania says it’ll reduce its workforce through retirements and layoffs. The Erie Times-News reports that Lord Corp. isn’t saying yet how many jobs will be cut or where. The North Carolina-headquartered conglomerate produces materials for industries including aerospace and oil and gas production. It employs about 3,000 worldwide. But it ...

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Gulfport Energy, Rice Energy forming new joint venture in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Two of the key drilling companies in eastern Ohio have formed a new joint venture in the Utica Shale. Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy Corp. and a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy Inc. have agreed to develop natural gas-gathering pipelines and water services to support Gulfport’s drilling for natural gas in eastern Belmont and Monroe counties. Gulfport and Rice announced Thursday that ...

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