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Tragic Gas Well Explosion K...

Tragic Gas Well Explosion Kills Two People

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Tragically, two people were killed on Friday when a gas well exploded in Indiana Township, Pennsylvania. Black smoke belched from the well for hours, and firefighters are still at the scene trying to salvage the area. The well is situated...

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on Jul 23, 2010 at 02:20 PM

Landowners settle with Marcellus Shale driller

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Some 2,000 landowners in Pennsylvania will receive a share of $1.75 million and could get as much as $20 million over the next few years as part of the settlement of a federal class-action suit against a Texas-based gas company drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

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on Jul 23, 2010 at 05:21 AM

1,200 hear Marcellus Shale debate

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Concerns about the risk of water contamination and public health problems from Marcellus Shale drilling dominated a sometimes loud U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Canonsburg attended by 1,200 people Thursday night.

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on Jul 23, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Residents tell EPA Pa. gas drilling poisons water (AP)

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AP - Some of the dozens of people speaking at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in southwestern Pennsylvania say a natural gas drilling technique that involves pumping chemical-laced water deep into the earth has poisoned them or their well water.

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on Jul 22, 2010 at 06:50 PM

Dozens expected at EPA hearing on Pa. gas drilling (AP)

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AP - Dozens of people are expected to attend a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in southwestern Pennsylvania on a controversial natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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on Jul 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Amazon's e-Book Sales Outpa...

Amazon's e-Book Sales Outpace Hardcovers; Tipping Point for Digital Reading?

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Photo by Horia VarlanAccording to Amazon, e-books are outpacing hardcover books by around 50%, with about 143 e-books sold for every 100 hardcovers on average over the past three months, and 180 e-books sold for every 100 hardcovers last month. The company pins it on the lower price point for Kindle devices, saying it has reached a tipping point and e-books are set to take over. But there's an ...

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on Jul 22, 2010 at 04:20 AM
Mark Ruffalo: Natural Gas D...

Mark Ruffalo: Natural Gas Drilling: Calling on New York to Stop This Unnatural Process

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I don't know when America got to the point where someone can pour 590 chemicals into the ground with impunity -- where we have to argue for our right to know what's in our water and to protect our families.

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on Jul 21, 2010 at 04:50 PM

'Fracking': EPA Takes New Look At Natural Gas Drilling And Possible Water Contamination

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that...

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on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:51 AM

State DEP criticized over new discharge permit

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Just three days before environmental groups were set to file a federal lawsuit against RRI Energy alleging thousands of water pollution violations at its Seward waste coal power plant along the Conemaugh River, the state Department of Environmental Protection issued a water discharge permit that will eventually stop the illegal discharges.

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on Jul 21, 2010 at 05:20 AM

EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues (AP)

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AP - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing this week for a third round of hearings — this time in Canonsburg, Pa. — on the controversial natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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on Jul 20, 2010 at 03:50 PM