marcellus shale http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21221/all en Businessweek Finds Pa. Town Wounded from Anti-Fracking Battle http://mrc.org/articles/businessweek-finds-pa-town-wounded-anti-fracking-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Environmental extremists and regulators stopped drilling before it started, leaving locals struggling. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-robbins">Scott Robbins</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a rural area where “The economy sucks when it’s good,” natural gas drilling could have gone a long way. Could have, until environmental extremists and regulators got in the way.<br /><br />That’s what happened in Wayne County, Pa., just a few years ago when “corporations offered struggling farmers lucrative leases for mineral rights” but a documentary filmmaker and government prevented the drilling, according to a June 7, 2012 story from <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-07/the-land-that-fracking-forgot">Bloomberg Businessweek magazine</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/businessweek-finds-pa-town-wounded-anti-fracking-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Government Media bloomberg businessweek DRBC drilling energy Environmentalism Fracking Gasland hydraulic fracturing Josh Fox Magazine marcellus shale natural gas Pennsylvania Pollution Regulation water wayne county Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:33:32 +0000 julia.seymour 40377 at http://mrc.org