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News Wrap-Up Week’s End May 1st

May 1, 2011

April 24

Associated Press on Yahoo News: Pennsylvania official- End nears for wastewater releases

Kansas City Star: Detonating nukes in search of natural gas: A curious tale in the 1960s and ’70s

April 25

Solve Climate News: Fracking’s Environmental Footprint to Transform Pennsylvania Landscape

Looking onto a Chesapeake Energy natural gas drill site Bradford County Pa. (Source: The Daily Review-C.J. Marshall/AP Photo)

April 26

Coudy News: Feds Step into Bradford County Fracking Spill Investigation

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Corbett opposes forced pooling of gas rights

ProPublica: Response to PA Gas Well Accident Took 13 Hours Despite State Plan for Quick Action

April 27

Harrisburg Patriot News: Marcellus Shale advisory board members rack up violations

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania energy firms paid less in taxes than they said they did

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania, feds still seeking answers on Marcellus well blowout

Wall Street Journal: Shale Drilling Faces Crackdown

This Marcellus Shale well operated by Chesapeake Energy sits above the Susquehana River in Wyoming County. (Source: Donald Gilliland, The Patriot-News)

April 28

Centre Daily Times: Votes for drillers’ fee, budget cuts may be linked

Reuters: Exxon warns regulations may stop shale gas drilling

Scranton Times Tribune: Benton gas well hearing canceled but protestors crowd community center

Scranton Times Tribune: Amphibians reported dead in Leroy well incident

Scranton Times Tribune: Forest drilling strategy outlined

Wall Street Journal: Chesapeake Spill Heightens Pressures

May 1

Philadelphia Inquirer: Out West, campus gas wells not new

Solve Climate News: MIT Web Tools Help Small Landowners Navigate Gas Leasing Frenzy

Farmer Steve Simko of Harding at the Benton Township Municipal building on Wednesday evening. (Source: Butch Comegys / Staff)

Organic farmer Stephanie Roberts of Susquehanna at the Benton Township Municipal bulding on Wednesday evening. (Source: Butch Comegys / Staff)

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One Comment
  1. Elizabeth Kelley permalink
    May 2, 2011 8:34 am

    Thank you for this very helpful compilation of headlines. I especially like the Exxon quote. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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