Chesapeake Energy pulls up stakes in PA and Ohio

Chesapeake Energy, one of the state’s largest gas producers with more than 800 active wells in Bradford and Susquehanna counties, has stopped drilling new wells in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. The Oklahoma based oil and gas producer, which also operates in Texas, Louisiana and Wyoming, announced Wednesday a net loss of $14.8 billion in […]

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Science panel faults EPA fracking probe for excluding baseline water testing

Jon Hurdle       StateImpact PA             January 6, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark investigation into the impact of fracking on drinking water lacked baseline testing that would have made its results more illuminating, according to a scientific panel that assessed it, and independent analysts. The Hydraulic Fracturing […]

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Fracking Wastewater Is Cancer-Causing, New Study Confirms     January 4, 2016 The fracking industry likes to call its product natural gas, but the natural consequence of its activity is the production of billions of gallons of cancer-causing wastewater. A new study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology titled, Malignant human cell transformation of Marcellus Shale gas drilling flow back water, […]

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