Shale Gas http://wesa.fm en Specialists Called in to Subdue Chevron Blaze http://wesa.fm/post/specialists-called-subdue-chevron-blaze <p>According to the Department of Environmental Protection, Greene County residents can expect the Chevron shale gas well fire to burn into the weekend, but face no immediate danger.</p><p>StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Katie Colaneri is <a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/02/13/worker-still-missing-after-southwestern-pa-gas-well-explosion/">following</a> developments in this story and says a Texas well control company that specializes in shale gas fires has arrived at the scene, but the size of the flames has halted progress.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:17:35 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24378 at http://wesa.fm Specialists Called in to Subdue Chevron Blaze Discussing Municipal Bans on Fracking http://wesa.fm/post/discussing-municipal-bans-fracking <p>In 2010, Pittsburgh was the first municipality in the nation to institute a ban on hydraulic fracturing. Many others have followed suit, including the boroughs of Baldwin, West Homestead and Wilkinsburg, as well as State College, PA.</p><p>Now citizens in Youngstown, Ohio are looking at the structure of Pittsburgh’s fracking ban in shaping a their own ordinances. PublicSource reporter Natasha Khan recently wrote about the <a href="http://publicsource.org/investigations/youngstown-debates-ban-fracking">ongoing debates</a> in Youngstown as it pertains to jobs and environmental concerns.</p><p>Opponents of the Youngstown ban say it’s unconstitutional for a municipality to regulate beyond state and federal law. Similar objections have also been raised in Pennsylvania. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:05:29 +0000 Heather McClain 17071 at http://wesa.fm Discussing Municipal Bans on Fracking Shale Roundtable Makes Recommendations for Marcellus Industry http://wesa.fm/post/shale-roundtable-makes-recommendations-marcellus-industry <p>A group charged with examining the Marcellus Shale industry in a comprehensive, unbiased manner has made <a href="http://www.iop.pitt.edu/shalegas/">several recommendations</a> regarding the development, distribution and research of natural gas.</p><p>The Shale Gas Roundtable released its final report, and any further action is up to industry leaders, lawmakers and environmentalists.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:46:40 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14947 at http://wesa.fm Shale Roundtable Makes Recommendations for Marcellus Industry Fracking Reporter Tom Wilber Screens Gasland II http://wesa.fm/post/fracking-reporter-tom-wilber-screens-gasland-ii <p></p><p>Journalist <a href="http://tomwilber.blogspot.com/">Tom Wilber</a> has been reporting on hydraulic fracturing since 2008. He’s been our guest in the past to discuss the issue and help us sort fact from fiction when documentaries on the topic come out. He recently attended a screening of Gasland II, in his hometown of Binghamton, New York.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:50:54 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11731 at http://wesa.fm Fracking Reporter Tom Wilber Screens Gasland II