Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Opinion: Time to move on fracking safety measures

BY: - November 29, 2023

By Molly Parzen For years, advocates have been calling on Harrisburg to implement commonsense safety regulations to mitigate harmful health impacts of fracking – particularly for children and other vulnerable populations.  Gov. Josh Shapiro has taken a step forward in delivering for these impacted communities. Now, it’s time for the state legislature to do the […]

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 […]

An ‘energy choice’ bill has some lawmakers worried local government could lose power

BY: - May 13, 2021

Though it's dubbed an “energy choice” bill, a proposal now before the state Senate has lawmakers worried that Pennsylvania municipalities will lose some power over local decisions.