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New York continues its clean energy transition Special

Albany - As nearby Pennsylvania places the majority of its energy bet on its shale gas industry, New York State takes a decidedly different approach going with expanded Clean Energy initiatives.

How the shale gas industry helped defeat Gov. Tom Corbett Special

Harrisburg - Tom Corbett became the only GOP incumbent governor not re-elected for a second term in the recent 2014 mid-term elections. Backed by the powerful oil and gas industry, it appears this overwhelming industry support may have cost Corbett a second term.

Fracking and investor-owned water utilities share the spoils

Washington - America’s two largest publicly traded water utilities are positioned to benefit from the billions of gallons of water needed annually by the oil and gas industry’s hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and could be downplaying associated water risks.

Fracking in New York towns could be decided by courts

Ithaca - Environmental officials in New York have created plans for regulations allowing hydraulic fracturing in much of the state, with the exception of key watersheds, aquifers, and state land, exceptions an oil and gas attorney calls “legally questionable.”

Susquehanna River named most endangered in US due to fracking

Washington - Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has led to the naming of the Susquehanna River as America’s most endangered river in an annual report listing the top ten rivers in the country at environmental risk from factors such as coal, uranium and sewage.

Study shows frack wells cause methane-contaminated drinking water

Durham - A new scientific study has, for the first time, found a pattern linking hydraulic fracturing and natural gas drilling with methane contamination of drinking water, with some contamination levels so high that faucet taps can be set on fire.

Op-Ed: Chemical-laden fracking wastewater breakthrough, says DOE, maybe

Washington - After a recently released Congressional report revealed companies involved in the controversial hydraulic fracturing process are using toxic and carcinogenic agents, the Department of Energy states a “novel” water cleaning technology is in the works.

Oil and gas inspectors in PA now limited from enforcing violators

Harrisburg - A series of leaked email from Pennsylvania’ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reveals gas and oil inspectors responsible for policing the Marcellus Shale development can no longer issue violations to drilling companies without prior approval
 

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Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas  from Pennsylvani...
Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas, from Pennsylvania Route 87 in southern Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
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James E. Rogers retired CEO and Chairman of Duke Energy on the future of U.S. electric utilities
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