The Straight Scoop on Shale

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Agencies Involved in Regulating Shale (click buttons to listen to audio)

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Erosion, Sediment & Sewage Overflows

Pipeline or Gas Transportation Accidents

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Local TV news coverage of environmental issues

New study of Pittsburgh local TV news coverage of fracking and other environmental issues: “Just Because Fracking Doesn’t Bleed, Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Lead: How Coverage of Shale Gas Fracking and Other Environmental Stories Rank on Local Television News.“