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Another Pa. GOP lawmaker backs drilling industry tax


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural More>>

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Shell to discuss possible shale gas plant


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there. Two public meetings More>>

3rd person convicted in Youngstown dumping case


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A third person has been convicted of dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into a tributary of the Mahoning River. Forty-six-year-old Mark Goff of Newton Falls pleaded guilty More>>


ODNR finds "probable connection" between fracking and earthquakes


COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to issue a moratorium on drilling so-called "fracking" within a three mile radius of last month's earthquakes in Poland Township. More>>

Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A couple who sued to try to stop gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory in court. A judge ruled that the More>>

Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernize More>>

Third person accused of dumping drilling waste in Youngstown


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Federal authorities have charged a third person for allegedly dumping gas and oil drilling waste that seeped into the Mahoning River. According to information filed in U.S. District More>>

Trespassing fracking activist wants ban lifted


A high-profile anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region asked a judge Monday for relief from an order barring her More>>

Sum raised by tax hike on Ohio drillers in dispute


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is differing with legislative budget analysts on how much a proposed tax hike on big oil-and-gas drillers will More>>

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