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Local municipalities such as Morris and Morgan Townships in Greene County and Redstone and German Townships in Fayette County weigh the costs and benefits of Marcellus Shale drilling in their backyards in the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission releasing a list of shale impact fee distribution for 2014.

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Affected property owners and environmentalists were set to spar Wednesday against Laurel Mountain Midstream LLC over issues arising from natural gas compressor station, but that battle will be fought another day.

Laurel Mountain requested a continuance from the Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board so as to the hearing another day – April 23.

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In October, Garry Miller tried to refinance his home. The only problem? There was a $500 million lien, or line of credit, showing up on his property deed. “I went to remortgage my house to get a lower rate and I wanted to buy a truck,” Miller said. “And when they did the title search, the lady from the credit union called me up and said, ‘You need to come in and look at this.'"

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HARRISBURG -- How many jobs the shale drilling boom has actually created is up for debate, according to a new report issued this week. The report, released Thursday by the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, claims the previous estimates regarding the number of jobs created by the shale boom are far too generous.

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PHILADELPHIA — Two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to respond to petitions regarding air pollution from seven coal-burning power plants in Pennsylvania — including FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield plant in Shippingport.

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I am very much concerned about the Marcellus shale drilling and fracking process. I am truly concerned about the impact it has had and is even now having on the lives and health of so many countless individuals in Pennsylvania, as well as many other states and countries. I hope everyone has seen the movie, "Erin Brockovich.'' I would encourage everyone to watch it.