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Plan to export Pennsylvania natural gas by rail sidetracked by feds

BY: - September 1, 2023

Federal officials have suspended a Trump Administration rule that would have allowed the shipment of explosive liquified natural gas on rail cars through dozens of eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey communities. The move on Friday by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, deals a blow to […]

Pennsylvania residents call for action after study links fracking to asthma and lymphoma

BY: - August 28, 2023

By Audrey Carleton A “bombshell” set of studies that linked fracking exposure to lymphoma, asthma and low birth weight is making waves in Pennsylvania and prompting calls by some for a ban on fracking in the state. The studies were released only after years of pressure from people living in the heart of one the most […]

Inside the 14-year battle to secure a water line for fracking’s ‘Ground Zero’ in Pa.

BY: - December 28, 2022

Long-suffering residents of Dimock, Pa, are feeling cautiously optimistic after Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro announces a plea deal with a natural gas company.

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We can’t forget the health dangers of fracking | Opinion

BY: - December 18, 2022

It’s time Pennsylvania residents and regulators demand these health risks be addressed.

Allegheny Co. Council overrides Exec Rich Fitzgerald’s veto on public parks fracking ban

BY: - July 20, 2022

'We deserve places where we can hike, bike, and run without inhaling asthma-inducing air pollutants,” Amanda Waxman, of East Liberty, said.

Allegheny Co. Exec Fitzgerald could face veto overrides on bills on fracking, executive hires

BY: - July 14, 2022

Allegheny County Council has 30 days to attempt to override the vetoes, which are dated July 5.

The site of a Shell ethane cracker plant, shown under construction in 2018, in Monaca, Pa.

W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking

BY: - June 6, 2022

'As a politician, you can’t be pro-industry and pro-health, you have to pick one,' an advocate told lawmakers.

COMMENTARY

State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

Residents have a right to know what chemicals are being used in their neighborhoods and what hazards they and their children may be exposed to.

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Report: Fetterman, Lamb back fracking as U.S. Senate race heats up | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 30, 2021

The news will depress, but not surprise progressives, who want to end the environmentally destructive practice

Poll: Majority of Pa. residents want fracking to end

BY: - September 12, 2021

The clean energy industry performed much better, with 69% of voters viewing it favorably, and only 18% viewing it unfavorably.

What can Pa. learn from a Washington State community’s transition away from fossil fuels?

BY: - July 28, 2021

New reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking

Report: Pa. sees record natural gas production, more compliance violations in 2020

BY: - July 8, 2021

Producing more than 7.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Pennsylvania ranked second among states for natural gas production in 2020, a state record for gas production in a single year.