Pa. pushes for fracking control

Michael Krancer, Gov. Corbett’s chief environmental regulator, is pushing for fracking control in his state. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique for drilling to extract natural gas and has always been regulated by the state until recently. Krancer, a...

Pennsylvania Fracking Insight

To drill or not to drill – In Pennsylvania, the answer is to drill. In fact, despite controversy, Pennsylvania court has struck down a provision of the state law that stops municipalities from controlling where natural gas companies can and can not drill....

The Domestic Energy Job Act

Fracking for natural gas is important to our economy; however, many people believe that the economic boost from natural gas isn’t worth the risk. Reports from varies organizations and a thorough investigation from the EPA, believes otherwise. The risk associated...

Fracking earthquakes are nothing to worry about

Fracking earthquakes are nothing to worry about, according to a recent report. Fracking earthquakes are highly unlikely to occur in Pennsylvania. Currently, Pennsylvania is home to only eight injection wells, which are regulated by the EPA and by state. In 1985, the...

Is the EPA stepping on toes?

What happens to Pennsylvania fracking when the EPA steps in? Needless to say, it gets complicated, and the Department of Environmental Protection Secretary, Michael Krancer doesn’t always agree with the EPA stepping on his toes. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking),...
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