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Obama’s Newly Proposed Fracking Rules Opposed by Both Sides

Here’s one thing groups on both sides of the fracking debate can agree on — they don’t like the new regulations proposed by the Department of Interior for fracking on public lands. On the one side, environmentalists say companies should have to disclose the chemicals upfront, before any fracking takes place. The proposal now requires [...]

Drilling Resumes In Allegheny National Forest

Natural gas drilling has resumed in the Allegheny National Forest, according to the Tribune-Review. The oil and gas industry has resumed drilling in the 512,000-acre Allegheny National Forest while several court challenges against the practice work their way through the federal courts, an industry lawyer said on Tuesday. Matthew Wolford, an attorney representing the Pennsylvania [...]

Court Won’t Take Another Look At Allegheny Forest Ruling

A federal court will not reconsider a decision leading to more natural gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest, as the AP reports. ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider a ruling last year that ended a ban on drilling in the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern [...]

Federal Court Rules on Drilling In PA National Forest

A federal appeals court ruling may open the door to more Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest. It also sheds light on the confusing issue of surface and mineral rights. Because of the way state law is written, surface and mineral rights are sold separately. That means a person can sell land to the [...]

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