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News Wrap-Up Week’s End June 12

June 12, 2011

June 3

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Tighter well regs needed, DEP says

June 5

Altoona Mirror: Authority invests in study to save watershed land from drilling contamination

Marcellus Effect: Extending leases … still

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Hunting club contends with spring water contaminations from gas drilling

This natural spring in Moshannon State Forest has been contaminated by Marcellus Shale Drilling. A hunting club recently posted the sign in warning. (Source: Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)

June 6

930 WFMD News Radio (Frederick MD): Governor Signs Executive Order To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Controversial drilling technique prompts CA bill

Harrisburg Patriot News: Anti-drilling rally expected to draw 400 to 600 people

NewsWorks WHYY: In gas drilling, ‘fracking’ may not be the only threat to well water (AUDIO)

Crystal Stroud whose water has been contaminated and whose health is at risk from natural gas drilling. (Source: Susan Phillips/For NewsWorks)

NPR: Fracking Brings Jobs And Pollution To Town (AUDIO)

Reuters: NY assembly extends fracking ban for another year

Rodale: How to Fight Fracking in Your Neighborhood

Shell Press Release: Shell Plans World-Scale Chemical Plant In USA

West Virginia Register-Herald: Monroe County officials enter creative agreement with gas drilling company

WGRZ Channel 2 NBC: New York State Assembly Passes One-Year Fracking Moratorium

June 7

Centre Daily Times: Pressure builds in Pa. for movement on a shale tax

Christian Science Monitor: Pennsylvania eyes natural gas tax on biggest US find Designed to Deceive

New York State Assembly: BILL NO A07400

Tulsa World: Some energy producers disclosing fracturing fluid ingredients

USA Today: Josh Fox’s view: Ban fracking now

WNEP Channel 16: Human Roadblock Keeps Trucks Off Road (VIDEO)

YNN Ithaca Cortland: Moratorium bill heats up fracking debate (VIDEO)

June 8

Environmental Working Group Press Release / Common Dreams: Fracking Disclosure Bill Advances in California State Legislature

Huffington Post: Let’s Keep Tap Water Safe From Fracking (VIDEO)

The Independent UK: MPs call for inquiry into shale gas drilling after earthquakes


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