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Pa. studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

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Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants. State regulators and the shale gas drilling industry over the past four years have repeatedly used the regional studies to support their positions that ...

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Range Resources signs lease to drill in Allegheny County park

Range Resources and Allegheny County on Thursday signed a lease that authorizes the Fort Worth-based energy company to drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park in West Deer and Frazer, according to a notice sent to county council members. The county received $4.7 million in bonus payments and the first $600,000 installment of a $3 million Parks Improvement Fund ...

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Range Resources CEO: Proposed natural gas tax threatens Pa.’s edge

Imposing more taxes on record amounts of natural gas from Pennsylvania wells would harm an industry squeezed by low prices and insufficient infrastructure, the CEO of the state’s most prolific driller said Monday. Some major energy companies reduced drilling activity in the state because a glut of Marcellus gas lowered prices to half of that seen in other parts of ...

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Pennyslvania DEP admits drilling probe error

Don Hopey | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The state Department of Environmental Protection might have used incomplete and inaccurate test information to decide whether chemicals leaking from a Marcellus Shale wastewater impoundment and a drill cuttings pit contaminated a water well and springs in Washington County. The disclosures came last week during sworn testimony by Vincent Yantko, a DEP water quality ...

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Pennsylvania DEP orders Range Resources to pay $4 million fine

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Don Hopey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Range Resources will pay penalties totaling $4.15 million to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking wastewater impoundments in Washington County that caused soil and groundwater contamination. It’s the largest fine ever imposed against a Marcellus Shale gas drilling company, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The consent order ...

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Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows

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Madasyn Czebiniak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette John MacZura, an Army infantry veteran, started work a week after graduation. Before receiving his petroleum engineering degree from Penn State in 2013, Mr. MacZura, 30, had already piqued the interest of five or six oil and gas companies. He had job offers from three. He eventually joined Houston-based Cabot Oil and Gas, where he ...

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Flammable faucets meet free speech

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The infamous YouTube video showing a Texas man lighting his tap water on fire has now turned into a fight over free speech, according to a recent report by Al Jazeera America. Steve Lipsky has been complaining for years that the oil and gas company Range Resources had polluted his drinking water and the ...

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Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

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Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six facilities in this part of the state reported receiving nearly 95,000 tons of drill cuttings and fracking fluid ...

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