Posts Tagged ‘Marcellus Shale’
State Sen. To Introduce Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill

State Sen. To Introduce Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill

As we noted last March, Pennsylvania’s then-new shale gas law, Act 13, includes an oft-overlooked provision that would allow the state’s doctors to request information on fracking health hazards but would not allow them to share that information with anyone — including, as far as the language of the law makes clear, their patients. Within a month of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Speaking at Shale Gas Insight Meeting This Morning [UPDATED w/Remarks]

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Speaking at Shale Gas Insight Meeting This Morning [UPDATED w/Remarks]

According to his public schedule, Mayor Nutter “will give welcoming remarks at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s second annual conference in Philadelphia” at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (By the time you’re reading this, he’s probably done.) Yesterday, several hundred anti-fracking activists marched against the conference, because that’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Twitter Analysis Shows Philadelphians Rudest in Country

An online project monitored places in which people say “Fuck you,” and places in which people say “Good morning” for 10 days and found—surprise!—Philadelphia is the rudest place in the country. We are always saying fuck you, apparently. You know where they don’t say “fuck you” on Twitter very much? Montana. Check out the state map here. Philadelphia’s...

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Report Shows Natural-Gas Industry Gave $23 Million to PA Legislators

Report Shows Natural-Gas Industry Gave $23 Million to PA Legislators

A new report sheds some light on who in Harrisburg is receiving campaign contributions from the natural-gas industry. And it’s not pretty. According to MarcellusMoney.org (which is a is a collaborative effort of Common Cause PA and the Conversation Voters of PA, environmentalist groups) report, the natural-gas industry has forked over $23 million to influence...

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DAILY GRINDER: Marcellus Shale Set To Bring Jobs…Any Day Now

DAILY GRINDER: Marcellus Shale Set To Bring Jobs…Any Day Now

A new study on the Marcellus Shale—funded by America’s Natural Gas Alliance, so you know it’s got to be true!—found that natural gas-supported employment in Pennsylvania will grow 14 percent each year to 2015. A previous study found the Shale industry will fund 216,000 jobs by that year. A Pennsylvania State House bill was passed recently that would...

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DAILY GRINDER: Is AG Candidate Sexist for Calling Opponent ‘Pretty’?

Pennsylvania Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Freed called his opponent Kathleen Kane someone who is “pretty and has a lot of money.” Now, he’s being criticized by a number of groups, like the National Organization for Women and state politicians. NOW said, “It’s a shame in 2012 that Mr. Freed would rather talk about Kathleen...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mayors Nutter, Bloomberg Exchange Blows

DAILY GRINDER: Mayors Nutter, Bloomberg Exchange Blows

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, now in his third term as the ruler of that city’s “Independent” regime, is defending stop-and-frisk policies by New York City police, and slamming Philadelphia as he does so. He rhetorically asked reporters before the long weekend, “Why would any rational person want to trade what we have here for the situation...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Tom Corbett Signs Shale Bill in Private

Gov. Tom Corbett finally signed that Marcellus Shale extraction fee, in the privacy of his office last night. The final law was 174 pages long and establishes setbacks between wells and waterways/buildings. The most “controversial” part (because it could be construed as a “tax” and Corbett promised not to raise or create any new taxes) is the per-well...

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DAILY GRINDER: Lawyers Want Judge Removed for saying Church has Sex Abuse Problem

Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said on January 31, “Anybody that doesn’t think there is widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is living on another planet.” Which is true. The Catholic Church has been harboring pedophiles with a disgusting knack for torture for decades, and doing their damndest to keep them out of...

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EPA Releases Report on Water Contamination By Fracking, As GA Pushes Fee Bills

It must take a lot of balls to be a Republican leader – to be Caesar, with all eyes watching your every step, ready to pounce. Grover Norquist, for instance, is frothing at the mouth over Gov. Corbett’s readiness to sign a natural gas impact fee bill into law, accusing Corbett of breaking a no-tax pledge by instituting a fee on gas wells. Breathing down...

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