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The Danger of Fracking

The Danger of Fracking

Thanks to its allies in Congress, the fracking industry is largely immune to federal environmental safety rules. And make no mistake, fracking poses huge risks to the environment and to human health. Fracking Comes with Risks Critics say fracking has contaminated drinking water supplies with poisonous chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive minerals. In addition, livestock […]

9 Ways PA Could Improve Highway Safety Laws Identified by Advocates

9 Ways PA Could Improve Highway Safety Laws Identified by Advocates

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (“Advocates”) recently released their 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws. Pennsylvania earned the Advocates middle rating of yellow. The yellow rating indicates that while Pennsylvania has some positive traffic safety laws there are still numerous gaps in the state’s highway safety laws. Specifically, the Advocates recommend that […]

A New Future for Fracking in PA?

A New Future for Fracking in PA?

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Corbett passed controversial amendments to the state Oil and Gas Act and fracking in PA. The amendments are part of the Marcellus Shale Act. The legislation puts much of the control over fracking in PA will occur in the hands of the state government. Local ordinances must allow for reasonable development […]

6 Reasons You May Need a Fracking Accident Lawyer

6 Reasons You May Need a Fracking Accident Lawyer

Fracking may seem like a good job possibility, but it is not risk free. Even if your employer is vigilant about safety, fracking accidents can still happen. Victims should contact a fracking accident lawyer. Common Fracking Accidents • Motor vehicle accidents. • Machinery accidents. • Burns from chemicals or fires. • Explosions. • Rig accidents […]

Wrong Way Driving Accidents are a Serious Danger Caused by Drunk Drivers

Wrong Way Driving Accidents are a Serious Danger Caused by Drunk Drivers

For years, engineers and traffic safety experts have tried to protect motorists from the significant danger of driving the wrong way. Carefully placed easy to understand signs and road engineering all try to prevent wrong way driving accidents. However, research indicates that for a drunk driver, those signs and engineering safety provisions are inadequate. While […]

Should You Take a Job as a Pennsylvania Fracker?

Should You Take a Job as a Pennsylvania Fracker?

There are thousands of fracking jobs in Pennsylvania, according to May 2010 statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If fracking expands in the state, more Pennsylvania fracker professionals will be needed. The pay can be good and in a tight job market a fracking job may be appealing. However, before you decide whether […]

Why File a Fracking Lawsuit in PA?

Why File a Fracking Lawsuit in PA?

Pennsylvania fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a topic that has been prominent in the news for a decade. Those who sustained injuries on a site often ask if they are eligible to file a fracking lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Here are the basics. Dangers of Fracking Fracking is a controversial practice that is important for all […]