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Company hopes to drill new gas wells

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Northeast Natural Energy, which operates two Marcellus shale wells at the Morgantown Industrial Park, has applied to drill four more horizontal gas wells in Monongalia County. Two proposed wells, called Yost Heritage 5H and 9H, would be located on a pad above the Marion County line north of Fairview along W.Va. 218, Daybrook Road, according to information from the Department ...

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Trespassing fracking activist wants ban lifted

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A high-profile anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region asked a judge Monday for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state’s leading natural gas drillers. Vera Scroggins said the injunction, in place ...

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Lawyer hired by NC in spill probe represented Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina’s environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has hired Mark T. Calloway of Charlotte to help respond to 20 grand jury subpoenas the ...

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Residents: Quakes, fracking are linked

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The first time Judy Pack felt the earth move, she was asleep in her house in rural Mahoning County, just a few houses from the Pennsylvania state line. A natural-gas processing plant had recently been built across the street; Hilcorp Energy, a Texas oil company, had started drilling and fracking for gas about 3 miles away. ...

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Update on ethane ‘cracker’ petrochemical plant good news for Beaver County, leaders say

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State and Beaver County officials can’t wait for Royal Dutch Shell to decide whether it will build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant along the Ohio River. Now neighbors won’t have to wait to see intensified activity around the potential ethane “cracker” site. Company officials met with about 30 leaders in a private gathering in Hopewell on Thursday evening to update them ...

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Can rail infrastructure get back on track?

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THE FIRST TIME a chunk of concrete from the scarred and pockmarked 86-year-old 25th Street Bridge in South Philadelphia rained down on Ed Penna’s car and cracked his windshield, he sent the repair bill to CSX Corp., the Florida-based transportation giant that owns the lengthy overpass and controls most rail freight on the East Coast. He said CSX laughed that ...

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