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Tomblin calls for study of increased deaths from gas-drilling boom

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is calling for a study aimed at reversing the increase in workplace deaths that has accompanied the boom in natural gas drilling and production from the Marcellus Shale fields in Northern West Virginia. The governor offered few details of the initiative, but announced the effort Wednesday evening as part of his annual State of the State ...

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Fracking rivals brace for pipeline hearings


COOPERSTOWN — A landowners’ group is urging supporters of natural gas drilling to use state hearings on the Constitution Pipeline project this week as a forum for sounding off against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing. The hearings are intended to elicit public comment on the state Department of Environmental Conservation permits that both the pipeline and a ...

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Tom Wolf’s agenda: Tax natural gas drilling

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Democrat Tom Wolf, who was elected governor in November, wants to tax natural gas drilling to increase funding for education and other things. Here are 11 things you need to know about the issue. There is no natural gas drilling here, but the county has transmission pipelines to move large amounts of gas. The county receives money from an impact ...

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‘Not One Well’ gas campaign launched

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ALBANY — A coalition of groups opposed to the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing have launched the “Not One Well” campaign. The effort is designed to head off the possibility Gov. Andrew Cuomo might approve a limited pilot program to allow fracked wells in Southern Tier communities with the approval of local elected officials. The option ...

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McConnellsburg company seeks to tap into shale boom

Natural Gas well in the Horn River Basin gas play of Northeastern British Columbia

MCCONNELLSBURG — Fulton Precision Industries is looking to tap more deeply into the natural gas drilling industry. The McConnellsburg machine shop makes metal components for other manufacturers, including parts used in drilling equipment. Alan Walker, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, toured the plant and met with company officials on Monday. Company President Walter Barmont and ...

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Study: More gas wells in area leads to more hospitalizations

WILKES-BARRE — The more natural gas wells in an area, the more of its residents end up in the hospital. So indicate the results of an unreleased study that was revealed at a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing at King’s College on Wednesday on the subject of tracking, reporting and acting on public health concerns related to natural gas ...

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