• December 17, 2014 |  STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA

    Pa. gas industry, environmentalists applaud NY fracking ban

    Environmental groups in Pennsylvania cheered New York's decision to ban fracking, saying it affirms their concerns about the risks. They hope Gov...
  • December 16, 2014

    NJ shore students get turtle protection bill launched

    The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey shore environmental science school to protect a species of turtle are about to pay off.
  • December 13, 2014

    Former NJ water exec sentenced for rigging samples

    A judge has sentenced a former top official at a northern New Jersey municipal water authority to three years in prison for conspiring to manipulate a...
  • December 11, 2014 |  StateImpact

    Thousands of abandoned, capped wells in Pa. might be leaking greenhouse gases

    A new study out this week shows that Pennsylvania’s abandoned oil and gas wells could be a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • December 10, 2014 |  StateImpact

    Drilling companies agree to pay workers $4.5 million in back pay

    The United States Department of Labor is cracking down on energy companies operating in the Marcellus Shale, requiring them to pay nearly $4.5 million...
  • December 5, 2014

    Plans for shale gas ‘energy hub’ draw investors, protesters to Philadelphia

    Business leaders gathered in Philadelphia Friday to pitch investors on plans to turn the region into an "energy hub" based on booming Marcel...
  • December 5, 2014 |  StateImpact

    DEP gives gas industry group $150,000 grant to study drilling

    The state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded a $150,000 non-competitive grant to an industry-backed nonprofit organization. The money ...
  • December 5, 2014 |  StateImpact

    Court battles make revenue from new leases in state parks, forests ‘unlikely’

    Pennsylvania won’t be able to rely on revenue from new natural gas leases on state lands to help plug a nearly $2 billion shortfall, according to the ...
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