Shale deposits exist across Europe, but many countries are still warry of fracking - "There are plenty of shale deposits over on the other side of the Atlantic. Yet countries like France and the Netherlands have put a moratorium on fracking, for fear that the chemicals used in the process could contaminate local water supplies."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is slated to make his decision on fracking...soon - "Gov. Cuomo is still trying to figure out how to get away with fracking New York. Shockingly, an administration so famous for its sharp political acumen somehow thinks it can thread the needle and allow fracking without infuriating the progressive base it needs for its future."
Summer construction near Pittsburgh includes Marcellus Shale pipeline - "Sunoco Oil Co. plans to construct an underground pipeline about 50 miles long, starting in Houston, Washington County, and stretching to Delmont, Westmoreland County. It will carry liquid products derived from natural gas, such as propane and ethane."