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PA DEP Gives $150,000 to Gas Industry Group to Study Drilling

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Shale Alliance for Energy Research (SAFER PA) a $150,000 non-competitive grant for “independent research regarding natural gas drilling”.  The money comes from a portion of last year’s state budget … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Significant Water Pollution Risks from Fracking

Scientists at Stony Brook University have determined that the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing is one of the largest potential risks for water pollution.  The study was done in the Marcellus Shale region where wells are hydraulically fractured in … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Proposed For Delaware River Basin

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, has undoubtedly become one of the most contentious and hotly debated issues in states across the nation where natural gas deposits are found. The state of Pennsylvania has become ground zero for oil … Continue reading

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PADEP Undergoes Major Reorganization

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) released a statement on September 20th, stating the details of a major reorganization within the agency.  The agency plans to return to its core mission of “protecting the environment while improving efficiency and … Continue reading

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