“CHRONICLE: Drilling Down” from WTAE News 4 (Pittsburgh)

by Duane Nichols on December 22, 2014

Marcellus Shale Chronicle -- WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE News 4 — “CHRONICLE: Drilling Down” in Seven (7) Parts

By Sally Wiggins, Shannon Perrine, and Paul Van Osdol, WTAE News 4, Pittsburgh, December 18, 2014

Introduction. WTAE tells the story of the Marcellus Shale in a way that’s never been told before. Our team of reporters and photo journalists finds the stories of Pennsylvanians whose lives have been permanently altered by the Marcellus Shale drilling boom. Hosted by Sally Wiggin and Shannon Perrine, “CHRONICLE: Drilling Down” originally aired on WTAE in December 2014.


Part 1. Chronicle Host Sally Wiggin introduces us to landowners/farmers who are known in the industry as “Marcellus Millionaires”; while Chronicle Co-Host Shannon Perrine takes us through “Fracking 101″ to learn more about what it takes to harvest and drill for natural gas.


Part 2. Chronicle’s Paul Van Osdol takes us to The Woodlands neighborhood near Evans City in Butler County where piece of mind has come at a high price according to the residents in our “Tapped Out” report. Then Chronicle Host Sally Wiggin takes us to Waynesburg in Greene County meet resident who now have jobs and an economy growth thanks to drilling in “A Town Transformed”


Part 3. Chronicle Host Sally Wiggin introduces us to workers and local community governments that are benefiting from gas drilling in “The New Gold Rush” while Paul Van Osdol speaks with residents and scientists about the potential “Hidden Hazards” of gas compressor stations near residences.


Part 4. Chronicle’s Paul Van Osdol speaks with property owners and the natural gas industry over the on-going battle over the use of Eminent Domain to take private property to build pipelines; we show you both sides of the debate with “Pipelines Across America”.


Part 5. Chronicle Co-Host Shannon Perrine focuses on how Pennsylvanians are returning home thanks to the natural gas drilling industry after working on other states for the first time in a long while in our “Back Home Again” segment. Chronicle Host Sally Wiggin takes us to the issue of drilling within State Parks and Forests.


Part 6. Chronicle’s Paul Van Osdol looks into what happens when property owners are told that there will be drilling on their land and then in turn say no to the natural gas company drillers which then ends up in court.


Part 7. Chronicle Co-Host Shannon Perrine shows us our region has seen industrial booms before the natural gas industry erupted with a look back our history of success and decline and a return to prosperity.


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