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Tue., 4pm: Pa. Senate approves first fees on shale drilling

February 7, 2012 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania moved closer Tuesday to imposing a fee on the drilling that has transformed the state by exploration of its vast Marcellus Shale reserves. more »»

GOP lawmakers seek vote on Pa. drilling bill

February 5, 2012 HARRISBURG, Pa. more »»

3 states offer big tax breaks for Shell plant

February 2, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are trying to top each other with the sweetest package of tax breaks for Shell Oil C. more »»

Thu., 9:55am: Driller's $2.2M to pay for hazardous Pa. dam fixes

February 2, 2012 CLAYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A company will pay a $2. more »»

Thu. 1:20pm: Ohio group seeks tax hike on oil and gas billions

February 2, 2012 COLUMBUS (AP) — A liberal policy group is proposing a tax hike on oil and gas profits ahead of Gov. John Kasich's State of the State speech Tuesday in an region where drilling has proliferated. more »»

ODNR denies interfering claim

February 1, 2012 WARREN — The attorney for Patriot Water Treatment LLC and Warren released a letter Tuesday claiming that two state regulatory agencies are interfering with its business by steering customers toward... more »»

Warren set to keep brine treatment

January 31, 2012 WARREN — The existing permit ends today for the Warren Water Pollution Control Facility to dispose of treated brine water in the Mahoning River. more »»

Lakeview eyes gas drilling

January 27, 2012 CORTLAND — The Lakeview Local Board of Education members and superintendent met this week with a local attorney to gather information regarding Utica Shale gas drilling. more »»

On road to recovery

January 24, 2012 Known for 35 years as part of the nation’s Rust Belt, the Mahoning Valley is gaining a reputation as a hotbed of capital investment and job creation. more »»

Digging for answers

January 22, 2012 While two brine injection wells are in the permitting process for Sodom Hutchings Road in Vienna, questions asked of residents in that area and other parts of the Mahoning Valley show a knowledge ga... more »»

Pa. town with tainted wells getting new EPA water

January 20, 2012 ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Poll: Safety before shale

January 20, 2012 WARREN — An overwhelming number of Ohio voters surveyed by Quinnipiac University say hydraulic fracturing in Ohio should be stopped until further studies are done on its impact, poll results release... more »»

Experts can’t prove cause of quakes (video)

January 18, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN State Re. more »»

From coal to gas

January 17, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. more »»

Water debate stirs emotion

January 13, 2012 WARREN — Amid references to milligrams of total dissolved solids per liter of water and mandamus action to get state documents, a mother of three and a nurse of 48 years lent a human touch Thursday... more »»

Fri., 2:05pm: Pa. families get no quick answer from EPA on water

January 13, 2012 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of a small northeastern Pennsylvania town at the center of the political fight over natural gas drilling struck out Friday when they tried to take their complaints... more »»

Quakes questioned

January 12, 2012 Fran Bright arrived at the Covelli Centre on Wednesday looking for answers on what impact the recent boom in the shale industry could be having on the Mahoning Valley — specifically the possible lin... more »»

Officials urged to oppose EPA limits (video)

January 11, 2012 WARREN — Area communities and at least one business rallied Tuesday around Warren’s efforts to stop environmental regulators from imposing a tougher pollution limit on wastewater discharged into the... more »»

 
 

 

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