Fracking

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Environmentalists Fight to Keep Fracking Banned Along the Delaware

Environmentalists are banding together to attempt to permanently ban fracking within the Delaware River Watershed. 

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City

Thousands March in Center City Against Fossil Fuels

Thousands marched from City Hall to Independence Mall today to call for a “clean energy revolution” — protesting fossil fuel extraction methods like fracking, pipeline projects […]

News

Anti-Fracking Group: Democrats’ Platform Is a Pile of Crap

The environmental group Food & Water Watch isn’t fracking around. On Tuesday, the group held a press conference at City Hall to say that its […]

News

Councilman Curtis Jones Hosting Industry-Sponsored Fracking Tour Friday

Update (10:15 a.m., October 30th): This piece has been updated to include comment from Councilman Jones.  City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is co-hosting an industry […]

Business

Gas Execs Call for “Philadelphia Energy Hub”

If leaders in the energy sector have it their way, Philadelphia would become a world-class city for processing and exporting gas and liquids from the Marcellus […]

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City

Activists Hold Pope-Themed Protest Against Fracking

Everything in Philadelphia seems to be pope-themed this month — even the protests. Activists dressed in homemade cassocks and mitres and held an anti-fracking demonstration near […]

Business

BizFeed: Gas Drillers Are Not Happy With Tom Wolf

1. Wolf, Frackers in Heated Dispute The News: On the campaign trail, Gov. Tom Wolf promised to tax natural gas drilling in an effort to […]

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City

Wolf Reverses Corbett Order, Bans Fracking on State Parkland

New Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is continuing to undo moves former Gov. Tom Corbett made during his last year in office. Wolf appeared at Benjamin […]

News

Natural Gas Price Plummets, But Fracking Tax Still a Wolf Priority

States that depend on energy resources to power their economies and budgets are tightening their belts as the prices of oil and natural gas fall, […]

News

Wolf Reiterates Fracking Support

Governor-elect Tom Wolf won’t be following the lead of fellow Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who on Wednesday banned the practice of fracking in New York state. […]

City

New York State Is Banning Fracking

In a policy decision that will no doubt be heard in Pennsylvania, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ban fracking in the state. New York […]

News

Four Big Things That Happened at the Pennsylvania Society Weekend

This weekend was the annual gathering of the Pennsylvania Society, where the cream of the state’s elite (and a few reporters) whisk themselves off to […]

City

Sunoco Announces $2.5B Pennsylvania Pipeline Project

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. announced today a $2.5 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale to the Marcus Hook plant […]

News

LISTEN: Kerkstra Talks Philly Fracking Boom on Radio Times

This morning on WHYY’s Radio Times, Philadelphia magazine deputy editor Patrick Kerkstra joined Mark Alan Hughes — professor of practice at PennDesign and faculty director […]

Articles

Philadelphia + a Pipeline (or Two) = America’s Next Energy Hub

About 1,400 miles from Philadelphia, at the northern edge of the Louisiana bayou, lies a spaghetti junction of steel tubing called Henry Hub, where 13 […]