Kelly and Schafft: Fracking has led to a ‘bust’ for Pennsylvania school district finances

In total, school districts where unconventional drilling had taken place had $1,550.50 less per pupil in 2015 dollars, relative to otherwise similar districts that did not have unconventional drilling.
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Beyond fracking: Oil-and-gas industry's toxic waste is radioactive

Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America.


Once a booming industry, natural gas is in midst of a bust

Once a booming industry, natural gas is in midst of a bust cycle across the region and nationwide.

Health concerns driving force behind Scenery Hill mom's environmental tours

The tours are open to the public and consist of tours near properties that have well sites, compressor stations and other natural gas activities.


Cottage Grove to build filtration plant for 3M pollution

Cottage Grove is cleaning up its water, and 3M is paying for it. The city announced Tuesday that it plans to build a $2 million station to filter water from the city's polluted wells.


Washington County family members tell state to ‘fix’ their cancer study

The health department found no cancer cluster. Residents say they want answers about why there are so many cases and whether pollutants from fracking could be involved.

‘Something’s wrong here’: Washington County parents want Pa. to look deeper at whether fracking could be related to cancer cases

The state didn’t find ‘significantly higher’ rates of a rare cancer. But some in the community want to know whether there’s an environmental cause, be it from fracking or from something else.

'What's in My Water?' New report shows low levels of contaminants in some systems

A report by the New York Public Interest Research Group released Tuesday shows the city of Glens Falls and the Queensbury Water District have detected a few contaminants in users’

Judge rules Range can't depose Post-Gazette reporters or see their notes

A Washington County judge has denied a request by Range Resources Appalachia LLC to subpoena and depose two Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters and a former editor who are attempting to unseal a private settlement of a family's health claim against the drilling company.


Eliza Griswold, who documented the impact of fracking in Washington County, wins Pulitzer Prize

For seven years, Eliza Griswold reported and wrote the story of how fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale forever altered the lives of Stacey Haney, her daughter, Paige and her son, Harley.

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After a decade of research, here’s what scientists know about the health impacts of fracking

Fracking has been linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraine headaches, fatigue, nasal and sinus symptoms, and skin disorders over the last 10 years, according to a new study.

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You could feel the energy at W&J conference

Four speakers had audience members feeling the energy at an energy-related conference at Washington & Jefferson College.

State investigating potential cancer cluster in Washington County

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is looking into whether there is a pediatric cancer cluster in a Washington County school district.


State conducting criminal investigation of shale gas production

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro is pursuing criminal investigations of "environmental crimes" committed by the oil and gas industry in Washington County and possibly throughout the state.

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