Marcellus Shale


Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale industry is about a dozen years old, but as debates continue over where fracking should be allowed, geographic battle lines are being drawn. A great example of the geographic rivalries in fracking played out in a Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meeting, as lawmakers argued about a looming ban on fracking in the upper Delaware River basin in Pike and Wayne Counties. Opponents of the ban say the river basin commission is blocking property and mineral rights, but a handful of lawmakers from the southeast want to know where those property rights concerns are when other non-drilling land issues come up - like pipeline construction...