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Survey results reveal public opinion on gas development in region

October 7, 2010 Most voters in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District are knowledgeable about the development of the Marcellus Shale and more of them than not support that development. more »»

Police order frack trucks out of service

October 7, 2010 A total of 208 trucks, most of them hauling liquid waste from the natural gas industry, were placed out of service during a three-day state police enforcement program. Police Commissioner Frank E. more »»

Officials prep for ongoing gas boom

October 5, 2010 A proactive approach to accommodating ongoing natural gas industry development was the message driven home by panelists invited by the state Fish & Boat Commission Monday night. more »»

Lawmakers battle over gas severance

September 29, 2010 As the clock winds down on passing a gas severance tax, area lawmakers are showing no signs that they are switching sides in the debate. State Rep. more »»

Course begins teaching 1st responders how to handle gas well site emergencies

September 29, 2010 PICTURE ROCKS — The Pennyslvania Fire Academy has begun teaching first responders in the Marcellus Shale region how to deal with emergencies at gas well sites. more »»

Housing crisis: Gas workers get preferential treatment

September 24, 2010 Housing has become a crisis for the homeless, low-income families and others finding themselves suddenly squeezed out of the market and looking for a place to live. more »»

Labor leaders voice support for drilling severance tax

September 24, 2010 Pennsylvania labor leaders called for an equitable and loophole-free severance tax on Marcellus Shale drilling at a news conference hosted Thursday in Montoursville by the Coalition for Labor... more »»

With critical issues at hand, lawmakers face election hurdle

September 21, 2010 As state House and Senate members head back to Harrisburg in this election year, the hot issues confronting them continue to be transportation funding and a possible Marcellus Shale severance tax. more »»

Coalition prepares lease sale in Tioga County, sets bid deadline date

September 19, 2010 The Twin Tiers Landowners Coalition, a group of more than 200 members with about 8,500 ac­res of “leasable” land between them, has set Oct. more »»

Zoning rule to focus on gas industry

September 17, 2010 A zoning ordinance that governs the gas industry in Lycoming County could be in effect by November, but its scope will be limited to activities not regulated at the state and federal levels. more »»

Lawmakers considering gas severance tax options

September 15, 2010 Two researchers affiliated with Penn State University have created a natural gas industry severance tax study available for legislators and the public. more »»

Forestry group tours several gas industry sites

September 13, 2010 Members of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association got up close and personal with local Marcellus Shale drilling sites this weekend at the group’s 124th annual meeting, which featured a bus tour... more »»

Drillers warned of terror

September 11, 2010 The state Department of Homeland Security has issued a report alerting law enforcement and emergency management officials about “environmental extremists” capable of committing acts of violence and... more »»

Speakers push benefits of gas severance tax

September 10, 2010 JERSEY SHORE — PennFuture held a meeting Thursday at the Robert H. more »»

Publisher clarifies gas lease listings policy

September 9, 2010 The announcement that the Sun-Gazette will publish listings of gas drilling leases starting Sunday has generated quite a lot of feedback. more »»

Sun-Gazette will publish list of leases

September 7, 2010 To provide its readers with comprehensive information on gas exploration activity in Lycoming County, the Sun-Gazette next Sunday will begin publishing a list of gas leases registered at the county... more »»

Consultant explains ‘top leasing’ to those interested in gas drilling issues

September 3, 2010 TROUT RUN — Although most landowners in the region already have leased their property for gas exploration, they still can make decisions today on future leases. more »»

Marcellus Shale impact dominates town hall meeting here

August 6, 2010 Concerns about the impact from the Marcellus Shale, particularly the environment, dominated discussion Thursday night at a town hall meeting hosted by state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport. more »»

Natural gas industrial park celebrated near Muncy

May 28, 2010 MUNCY — A gas industry “field of dreams” is rising up out of a former corn field in Muncy and Muncy Creek townships. more »»

Snake handler safeguards gas workers

May 25, 2010 Rocky outcroppings and logs strewn on the forest floor — these are areas most people wouldn’t venture near in snake-infested habita. more »»



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