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State budget battle begins: students protest massive cuts in Harrisburg

Hundreds of students gathered on the steps of Pennsylvania’s Capitol alongside professors, union leaders and legislators to protest the drastic cuts to public higher education.

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Pa. citizens weigh in on extraction tax

Local community members, students and faculty converged on the campus of Cabrini to discuss the economic ramifications for Pennsylvania if it does not enact a natural gas severance tax.

The issue has become a key topic recently due to relatively new technological advances that has allowed us to extract natural gas in the Marcellus Shale sedimentary rock formation.

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Gas extraction raises serious issues for region

Communities across the state are polarized in a debate over natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

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Untapped resource could meet U.S. energy needs for 20 years

For the past century, the natural gas located thousands of feet below the ground in the Marcellus Shale formation has laid underneath the state of Pa. untapped. It has the potential to bring a natural gas “gold rush” according to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center but has not drilled because technology was not advanced enough to reach it.

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