Category Archives: Civic Issues

Civic Issues Blog Week 10

I honestly have enjoyed doing these civic issues blogs on Marcellus Shale. I must admit I’m actually a tad disappointed this is the last one I will be writing. In the first post I discussed the issue as a whole. … Continue reading

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Civic Issues Blog #3: The Benefits of Marcellus Shale

Last post, I covered the environmental dangers of blindly pursuing Marcellus shale drilling and its other associated negative consequences. However, this week we will take a look at the benefits that this new natural gas drilling industry has for America. … Continue reading

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Civic Issues Blog: Fracking

I thought I would start off my second discussion on Marcellus shale on what it is exactly and how the natural gas it contains is extracted. The Marcellus Formation is a wide belt of shale that can be found underneath … Continue reading

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Civic Issues: Environment (Energy)

In the region where I grew up and live (Southwestern Pennsylvania), Marcellus shale drilling is a big issue. The Marcellus Shale Formation runs from West Virginia to New York with most of it covering Pennsylvania. The shale contains natural gas … Continue reading

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