It was Nov. 3, one day after the stunning midterm elections that had routed the Democrats and left the party in disarray both nationally and in Pennsylvania.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading How will PA’s new leadership affect drilling regulations?
For days, they had been rumbling up the rutted dirt track that led to the top of the rocky dome above the rolling fields of Washington County; a ’round-​the-​clock procession of big rigs carting up thousands of gallons of water.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The fascinating tale of how modern-​day explorers found underground riches in western Pa.
The rig, a 70-​foot steel spire, soared above the manmade moonscape atop the plateau that Chesapeake Energy’s contractors had hewn out of the hillside on my family farm in Wyoming County.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Safeguarding this resource
It was mid-​afternoon in late winter, and the public relations man for one of the larger drilling companies in Pennsylvania was driving me back along a rutted country road from a rig we had just visited.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Making the most of the Marcellus Shale
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