tag | Fracking

Injection wells exist to hold fracking wastewater — but the water can move. Here’s how

If the chemical-laced water reaches the surface, it can cause problems. One expert says it would be hard to totally prevent that from happening.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Note to nesting songbirds: Study indicates the quiet spot — away from a natural gas compressor — might be better

Penn State researchers found songbirds that nested near the noise had fewer eggs that hatched.

By Anne Danahy

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Greene County went from bust to boom times with natural gas. Now, it’s nearly broke.

Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, the county appears to be no better off financially than where it started,

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Fracking chemicals are showing up in bodies of people who live near drilling, research finds

In a Q&A, Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News said, “I hope that this study will encourage others to do more biomonitoring related to fracking. The technology is evolving…”

By Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

Wolf promotes natural gas tax to boost pandemic economy

Those funds would fuel Back to Work PA, a $3 billion initiative to support workers and small businesses struggling due to restrictions designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pa. sends a lot of fracking waste to Ohio. People there want more say in where injection wells go

Landowners aren’t the only ones frustrated by the lack of local control regarding the siting of injection wells.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Groups oppose Pittsburgh-area fracking waste injection well

Regulators say earthquakes and pollution from well are unlikely
By Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Senate Republicans say the Delaware River Basin Commission doesn’t have the authority to impose a moratorium on fracking in the basin.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press