#PABudget: Severance Tax Dead on Arrival?

February 10, 2016 0

Before yesterday’s budget presentation, we reported that House Speaker Mike Turzai received over $50,000 from stakeholders in the industry in the weeks following his promise to kill the severance tax in the 2015-2016 budget. Minutes […]

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Safe?

June 2, 2014 0

“Hydraulic Fracturing 3D Animation”, is a good you-tube video that will give you an overview of the process if you aren’t familiar with it. Briefly, it involves drilling vertically to the Marcellus Shale level and […]

No Area Safe From Fracking

November 18, 2013 0

At the time New Jersey established a ban on fracking, it seemed symbolic, much like the moratorium in Vermont, which has no economically recoverable natural gas; the Marcellus Shale, primarily in New York and Pennsylvania, […]

Jumping Aboard Fracking’s Fossil Fuel Carousel

October 9, 2013 0

Two Pennsylvania legislators who have taken money from—and enthusiastically supported—the natural gas industry have teamed up to now praise coal. State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Williamsport), chair of the Environmental Resource and Energy Committee, and Rep. […]

You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects

February 21, 2013 0

José Lara just wanted a job. A company working in the natural gas fields needed a man to power wash wastewater tanks. Clean off the debris. Make them shining again. And so José Lara became a […]

Op-Ed: A Fine State of Affairs

November 27, 2012 0

On October 25, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 941 (sponsored by Jake Corman), which increased the maximum fines for public drunkenness and underage drinking from $500 to $1000. Demonstrating the hard-nosed commitment […]