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New Duke Study Bolsters Finding of Water Contamination From Drilling

Mike Soraghan       Environment & Energy         June 24, 2013 Natural gas is commonly found in drinking water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania, but a new Duke University study says theres a lot more of it near Marcellus Shale gas wells. The study expands on a 2011 Duke study that shook the world of shale […]

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Controversy in the Loyalsock

Mark Szybist     Staff Attorney      PennFuture What are the Clarence Moore Lands? The Clarence Moore lands are 25,621 acres of “split estate” lands in the Loyalsock State Forest where the surface rights are owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the oil and gas rights are owned by two private parties – an affiliate […]

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Gas Industry Building Database of Water Test Results, But Won’t Make It Public

Marie Cusick    State Impact PA     May 28, 2013 More than two years ago the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas industry trade group, began building an electronic database to house information about the water quality in thousands of private wells across Pennsylvania. It’s made up of “pre-drill” or baseline data– critical information that helps establish whether drilling […]

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