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Pa. gas drillers pay record amount in impact fees

The new high comes two years after the record low amount.

By Shelby Bradford

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As Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates push more gas production, report collects studies that show fracking harms

Anti-fracking groups say some aspects of the industry can’t be effectively regulated.

By Jon Hurdle/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pa. GOP measures to boost natural gas output unlikely to succeed, analysts say

Among other things, lawmakers want to end drilling ban on state lands, and urge New York and New Jersey to allow new pipelines for Pennsylvania natural gas.

By Jon Hurdle/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Study finds elderly near fracking sites at higher risk of dying prematurely 

The authors said they didn’t know what aspect of the fracking process was to blame. 

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

‘Orphaned’ wells are a problem in Pennsylvania and there are more of them than we thought

Orphan wells are a source of climate warming methane emissions, and have been known to contaminate air, water and soil.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Group says tighter radiation controls of drilling waste needed

The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania agrees to settle gas drilling royalties lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed more than five years ago against Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake, which filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas in June.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press