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Are Fracking Wastewater Wells Poisoning the Ground Beneath Our Feet?

Leaking injection wells may pose a risk and the science has not kept pace with the growing glut of wastewater Abrahm Lustgarten        Scientific American/ ProPublica         June 2012 Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the […]

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Conservation Districts Disappointed with State’s Funding Adjustments

Jennifer Reeger       Tribune-Review    March 10, 2-13   Greg Phillips, district manager and CEO of the Westmoreland Conservation District, looks over a farm in Crabtree, Hempfield Township. Greg Phillips had hoped that the Westmoreland County Conservation District would eventually be able to use Marcellus shale impact fees to start a pilot program for […]

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