Marie Cusick

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Oil Industry Ups And Downs Price Out Longtime Residents Of Fracking Towns

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The sudden ups and downs of the oil and gas industry can feel like whiplash for rural communities seeing an influx of workers. Affordable housing has been a challenge. With the current slowdown in drilling, rental prices have dropped, but they're still much higher than they were pre-boom, leaving low-income and senior people still struggling to find a place they can afford.


How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.


Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.


No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.


Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Most of the noise created by natural gas development is temporary. After drilling and fracking, the workers and equipment are gone. But compressor stations can stay noisy for years — even decades.


A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Locals in Lancaster County, Pa. — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.


No Matter How You Spell It, Fracking Stirs Controversy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fracking was among 149 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Activists play up its unseemly connotations; those in the oil and gas industry downplay documented problems with gas development.


In Pennsylvania, Gas Company Complaints Grab Statewide Attention

Thursday, March 06, 2014

One of the biggest natural gas companies in the U.S. is facing legal trouble over allegations it cheats landowners out of royalty money. Chesapeake Energy has faced similar accusations across the U.S.


How Fracking's Ups And Downs Affect Pennsylvania's Economy

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pennsylvania's natural gas boom has done plenty of good for the state's economy. But overproduction has reduced both prices and production. Is the boom looking a bit more like a bust?


Chef Knows The Cows That Go Into 'The Truth'

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Surrounded by scenic pastoral landscape, a restaurant in Lancaster County, Pa., has a lot of tongues wagging over its signature beef dish, called "The Truth." Its fans like knowing exactly where their meat is coming from.


Pa. Landowners Feel Cheated By Royalty Payments From Fracking

Monday, July 29, 2013

All over Pennsylvania, people have been signing natural gas leases, knowing that they are legally entitled to a certain cut of money from the driller. State law sets the minimum royal...


History Buffs Commemorate 150 Years Since Gettysburg Battle

Thursday, July 04, 2013

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. While it's widely known as the critical turning point of the Civil War, the small Pennsylvania town has seen many ot...


Governor Opens His Door to the Public

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo continued a New Year’s Day tradition this year by opening up the doors of his executive mansion in Albany to members of the public.


Panel Begins Advising DEC on Fracking

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A new panel made up of natural gas drillers, environmentalists and government officials has begun to advise New York's Department of Environmental Conservation about the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as fracking.