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Urge PA Legislators to Support a Fair Severance Tax for Natural Gas

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Yesterday, legislative leaders sent Governor Wolf a budget he couldn’t sign and voters didn’t ask for. No severance tax on gas drilling. No investments in solar, wind, or energy efficiency. It’s a budget that looks more like the … Continue reading

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Bursting the Shale Jobs’ Balloon

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/june/bursting-shale-jobs-balloon Jun 17, 2015 03:46 pm | Jan Jarrett The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has corrected “glaring errors” in the way it counts jobs related to gas drilling and drastically revised downward the number by 160,000 … Continue reading

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Stop the Attack by Drillers on Pennsylvania Wildlife

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Pennsylvania House Bill 1576 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1576) is being pushed by, and would give even more power to, an industry that sees wildlife as an impediment to drilling — well-funded Marcellus shale developers. Who do YOU trust to protect … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard on Proposed Drilling Regulations and Protecting Pennsylvania’s Water and Lands—Deadline February 12

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) in Pennsylvania is accepting public comment on proposed oil and gas regulations through public hearings across the state beginning January 9. The EQB proposes to amend Chapter 78 of the Pennsylvania code … Continue reading

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Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand Reopening of EPA Poisoned Water Investigations

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/08/13-2 Action Comes on Heels of Report Showing EPA Officials Ignored Evidence from Philadelphia Office Finding Pollution in Dimock Drinking Water WASHINGTON – August 13 – Pennsylvania residents and activists personally harmed by the hazards of fracking gathered … Continue reading

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Basic Information Lacking on DCNR Plans for Loyalsock

From the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/): After months of refusing to apprise citizens about the gas development plans for 26,000 acres of land on Loyalsock State Forest,  DCNR invited a limited number of “local stockholders” to a brief meeting on … Continue reading

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Proceed with Caution: Report on PA’s Energy Future Makes Unreliable Economic Claims

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): HARRISBURG, PA (December 21, 2012) — Sharon Ward, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, responded to the recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce/IHS report, America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil … Continue reading

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Learn to Document Fracking Problems in PA—December 18, Harrisburg

From Clean Water Action PA (http://www.cleanwateraction.org/pa): Part of the difficulty of dealing with the effects offFracking on our communities is documenting the problems that exist. Frac Tracker is a vital part of the struggle to figure out what is going on. … Continue reading

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Loyalsock State Forest in Danger of Fracking

From the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/): By Karl Blankenship, Editor, Chesapeake Bay Journal [edited for length]. Brook Lenker aimed the van along a dirt road that wound though a narrow valley filled with hardwood trees that had gone largely undisturbed … Continue reading

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A Poll That Should Surprise No One—Though It Probably Will: Hunters, Anglers, and Global Warming

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): PennFuture is the Pennsylvania affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the organization that just released results of a national poll that shows hunters and anglers, a generally ideologically conservative group, prioritize conservation of public lands over … Continue reading

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