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Appeals court: State can weigh impact of gas drilling wells

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court says state environmental regulators can continue weighing the effects gas drilling wells have on public and natural resources. The court ruled Thursday in favor of the state Department of Environmental Protection and against the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association. The industry group includes hundreds of members mainly involved in conventional drilling ...

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Public concern high over drilling rules for shale gas

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We can’t recall seeing this kind of concern about a North Carolina environmental issue. We hope lawmakers are taking note, because it’s clear that this state’s residents — who are also voters — are deeply concerned about fracking. The state’s Mining and Energy Commission has been swamped with public comments on the standards it’s writing for shale-gas drilling. Commission members ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

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Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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