PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection thinks it is doing a good job regulating the biggest gas drilling boom in the nation, but environmental groups say that a new state report is far too optimistic.
CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. – Two experts said the processes involved in the natural gas drilling process are linked to earthquakes, but should not be a serious cause for alarm.
Increased regulations and improvements in the natural gas industry continue to drive a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, although a study shows regulators might be missing some measurements.
Testimony in a lawsuit over shale gas drilling suggests Pennsylvania regulators don't always publicly release records of pollution complaints.
The Obama administration outlined a new strategy for addressing methane, signaling it may move to regulate a potent greenhouse gas released into the air from hydraulic fracturing.
A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has loosened restrictions on an anti-fracking activist who had been barred from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by a natural gas driller.
Drilling for natural gas on land at Pittsburgh International Airport won’t have a significant impact on the environment, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Thursday.
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 from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state's leading natural gas drillers.
SPRINGHILL TWP. -- When Gerald Medved signed a lease to allow seismic testing on his property, he thought the process would be over in a matter of days.
State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations in an area of northeastern Ohio after three minor earthquakes were felt in the area.
Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
DUNKARD TWP. -- Radiation levels are normal after last month’s gas well fire in Greene County, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials said Friday.
Wyoming’s groundwater testing rule goes into effect today amid questions from industry and environmentalists over how it will be implemented.
HARRISBURG - State regulators plan to hire several dozen new staffers for gas and oil regulatory duties with revenue coming from a permit fee hike for Marcellus Shale wells.
DENVER — Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists agreed on measures to counter worsening smog.
A pipeline installed for fracking operations that runs through the middle of a farm on North Fork Ten Mile Creek in Washington County is threatening the land.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The former senior official of a northeast Ohio wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act goes on trial April 8.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some environmental groups and eastern Ohio residents say the state is hurrying permits for gas processing plants amid the shale drilling boom.
PITTSBURGH — Officials for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development have announced it is officially open for business.
The Allegheny County Health Department announced this week it would begin an air monitoring study near a drilling project at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Heinz Endowments are continuing to strongly support research and advocacy relating to environmental and health impacts of natural gas hydraulic fracturing,
HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.
WASHINGTON - The EPA relied on tests conducted by the driller itself when it declared Texas homes near a gas-drilling operation didn't have dangerous levels of methane.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Radio Disney says it will no longer be involved with the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program after activists complained that it inappropriately promoted shale gas drilling.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An environmental group's public records case against state regulators has ended in a settlement agreement, with Ohio turning over documents related to the alleged illegal dumping of oil and gas drilling wastewater in northeast Ohio and paying a fine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination.
STAMPING GROUND, KY. -- The land agent first came knocking on Vivian and Dean House’s door in July.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Almost two years after it began, a much-publicized plan to study possible health impacts from gas drilling is still in the process of collecting data.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in a northeast Ohio city say they're not giving up despite two defeats at the polls in 2013.
The region’s most comprehensive, long-term study of water quality turned up the highest concentration of bromides — which are associated with natural gas drilling and coal mining — on the Allegheny and Kiski rivers.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a southeastern Ohio county have apologized for a scenario they used for an emergency-responder drill that offended some people.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. oil company Chevron has suspended exploration for shale gas in Romania after hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A memo released quietly by regulators earlier this year has carved a major loophole in West Virginia's rules restricting the amount of waste that can be accepted by the state's landfills, all with the intent to ease a burgeoning problem caused by the boom in gas drilling, environmentalists say.
BEAVER, Pa. — There could be hidden environmental impacts of replacing coal with natural gas, a new report says.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in the Pittsburgh area have defeated a plan to ban natural-gas drilling beneath county parks.
DENVER (AP) — Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for emissions.
WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has already become a favorite of progressives with his fairly open-minded statements on homosexuality and birth control.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday approved a new rule that will require energy companies to test nearby water before drilling oil and natural gas wells.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European shale gas experts say more environmental studies are needed to address public concern about the security of extraction of the fossil fuel.
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater.
Regulators are working on an environmental agreement with a Warren County water treatment plant targeted by a federal lawsuit and accusations it is polluting the Allegheny River, the state Department of Environmental Protection said on Tuesday.
A town hall meeting on Thursday evening in Harrison attracted more than 100 people who are concerned about a fracking proposal in Allegheny County parks, particularly Deer Lakes Park in West Deer and Frazer.
Three environmental groups petitioned the federal government Monday to block new oil and gas development in an area of key sage grouse habitat near Douglas.
An industrial treatment plant near Allegheny National Forest is dumping illegal amounts of salty, contaminant-laden wastewater from drillers into the Allegheny River in violation of state and federal laws, an environmental group charges in a federal lawsuit.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry says family members weren't fully aware of a controversial decision by the Heinz Endowments to partner with major energy companies on natural gas drilling standards, even though the organization approved two pilot grants for the project last year.
WARREN, Pa. (AP) — An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against a western Pennsylvania wastewater treatment plant.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An entrepreneur says he still hopes to have a plant running to recycle polluted water from the Pennsylvania's booming natural gas drilling.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists protesting fracking and mountaintop-removal mining staged a rally and marched through downtown Pittsburgh on Monday amid a call for renewable energy.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanians opposed to shale gas extraction scuffled with police at an exploration site where energy giant Chevron plans to start drilling.