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September 15, 2016 TOWANDA — Spurred on by Wilmot Township supervisors recently adopting a resolution demanding an end to gas and oil production on leaseholders’ property within the township until post-production cost... more »»

State agency announces gas and oil drilling rules

January 7, 2016 HARRISBURG — The state Department of Environmental Protection announced and explored its new rulemaking package during a live webinar Wednesday morning. more »»


January 8, 2015 Loyalsock Township’s conditional-use hearing for Inflection Energy’s application to construct a gas well site at 2175 Warrensville Road continued at the fire hall Wednesday night. more »»

Area residents question pipeline construction project

May 22, 2014 HUGHESVILLE — Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday evening at the volunteer firefighters social hall here to question government and industry officials about the construction of a... more »»

A closer look: Pa. Supreme Court decision on fracking

January 23, 2014 The state Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional certain provisions of Act 13, the state natural gas drilling law. more »»


June 20, 2013 Wednesday night, the anti-gas film “Gasland II” screened in front of an audience of 625 people. “FrackNation,” a pro-gas film which showed simultaneously, only had 17 people in attendance. more »»

Under control

April 5, 2013 DUSHORE — The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources went ahead with a closed-door meeting with invited “stakeholders” Thursday at its district offices here about proposed natural ga... more »»

Police: Spill at gas well site may have been vandalism

January 13, 2012 CANTON — A fracking brine spill at a Talisman Energy USA Kirkowski well pad in Bradford County is a case of vandalism, police said Thursday. more »»

EPA could send water to town with bad wells

January 8, 2012 ALLENTOWN (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Natural gas, oil boom spurs sand mining in Midwest

January 6, 2012 CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — The rolling hills and scenic bluffs of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota hide a valuable resource that has sparked what’s been called a modern-day gold rush. more »»

DEP fines Talisman Energy for frack fluid spill in Tioga County

January 5, 2012 BLOSSBURG — Talisman Energy USA Inc. more »»

Dignitaries dedicate 1st ‘wells to customers’ gas connection

December 17, 2011 MANSFIELD — Several dignitaries and UGI Central Penn Gas Inc. more »»

Environmental impact

December 16, 2011 PICTURE ROCKS — The public had a chance Thursday night to comment on an expansion of a compressor station used by natural gas driller Chief Gatherin. more »»

Mayor vetoes tighter budget

December 16, 2011 Late Thursday night, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana vetoed the 2012 city budget. “Williamsport doesn’t have a budget until City Council and the administration meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesda. more »»

County passes ’12 budget with no tax increase

December 16, 2011 For the seventh straight year, Lycoming County residents will see no increase in their county real estate taxe. more »»

County officials review new energy plan

December 16, 2011 Lycoming County soon may have something that the state and federal governments do not have — an energy plan. more »»


May 20, 2011 Four panelists see evidence that Marcellus Shale drilling is starting to transform Williamsport — once home to lumber barons and industrial giants — again into a boomtown. more »»

Gas drilling company leases office space in downtown

May 20, 2011 A natural gas exploration and production company is leasing corporate office space in a building in the city’s downtown. more »»

Families blast gas exploration

April 23, 2011 TOWANDA — Just a few days after a Chesapeake natural gas drilling site flowback fluid spill contaminated pasture land and spilled into Towanda Creek here, Attorney Todd O’Malley led a group of about... more »»

PSU professor details history of state’s natural resources

March 24, 2011 “Is the Marcellus Shale our generation’s boom and, if it is, how will future generations of historians view the choices we make with it now?” That is the question Penn State University professor... more »»



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