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Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation


Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog is releasing a performance audit sharply critical of the state Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the natural gas industry.

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Deal puts on hold new gas leases on Pa. state land

The Corbett administration and an environmental group are striking a deal to prevent a loss of funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources while the group's lawsuit challenging gas drilling in state park and forest land goes forward.

BP America gets approval to plug Trumbull County wells


BP America is plugging up its Utica shale wells in Trumbull County. More>>

Pa. court further limits gas drilling law's reach


A Pennsylvania court says a state agency cannot review how local zoning restrictions affect the natural gas industry, but it's leaving intact other parts of a 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations.

Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking health impacts


Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.

Newton Falls man sentenced for dumping oil and gas drilling waste

The third person convicted of dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into a tributary of the Mahoning River will not go to prison. More>>

Youngstown City Council questions company that processes radioactive drilling waste Video included

People have been wanting to know what's been going on inside the Sinter Court building ever since Austin Master Services partnered with Industrial Waste Control. More>>


Shale boom moving south of the Valley Video included

When it comes to the Shale Boom, state leaders have announced some significant numbers on oil and gas production in Ohio. A special conference, called "State Of The Play, an update on shale oil and gas production in Ohio" was held in Canton on Wednesday.  More>>

Proposal made for monthly natural gas reports


Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would require Marcellus Shale natural gas drillers to report production details every month, instead of twice a year. More>>

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