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A Tiny Town’s Resistance To Shale Gas Is Put To The Test

by Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer – JAMES CITY, Pa. – Highland Township’s rebellion against the fossil-fuel state began more three years ago, when word spread that Seneca Resources Corp. wanted to convert a depleted natural-gas well into a site for disposing of wastewater from Marcellus Shale drilling operations. Marsha Buhl, who had some unpleasant experiences […]

Residents Ask Elk County Commissioners To Oppose Fracking

By Katie Weidenboerner RIDGWAY – Half a dozen concerned citizens asked the Elk County Commissioners Tuesday morning to sign a resolution opposing fracking, a plea that came moments after the board approved to distribute more than $50,000 in grant funding from Marcellus Shale impact fees to municipalities and non-profits. “These are some wonderful things […]

Upset Grandparents Use Rocking Chairs To Block Entrance To Gas Drilling Site

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When you think of grandmothers in rocking chairs, you probably don’t think of them sitting in the rain, singing and rocking as a way of protesting. “It’s mostly about the children,” said Laurel Colonello of Butler County, “the proximity of the well so close to the school…” With anti-fracking signs in hand […]

Three Months After Water Contamination, Critical Questions Remain

Three months after Public Herald broke the story about the contamination of groundwater sources for public and private water supplies in Potter County, Pennsylvania…99% of our most critical questions are still unanswered. But we’re not giving up – that’s why we’ll be submitting a list of 21 questions again tomorrow morning (Thurs. 12/17) at a public meeting […]

EPA Chief: Us Is Ready To Push Forward On Climate Change

President Obama’s chief environmental regulator told the international climate conference in Paris on Tuesday that the U.S. is already pushing forward with a slate of new climate change rules. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy told climate negotiators that the U.S. is committed to cutting down on carbon pollution and fighting global warming. “The […]

James Hansen: Fracking is ‘Screwing Your Children and Grandchildren’

Speaking to Carbon Brief at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, has strongly criticized the UK government’s pursuit of fracking for shale gas. Asked what he thought of the UK government’s policy of seeking to copy the U.S.’s fracking revolution, Hansen said: Well, that’s screwing your children and grandchildren. Because if you do that, […]