State regulators must determine if hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ were used in fracking | Opinion
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.
Report: Fetterman, Lamb back fracking as U.S. Senate race heats up | Thursday Morning Coffee
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
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?
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
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.
Pa. federal court fight over Delaware River fracking ban heats up | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Lawmakers in the state Senate are squaring off in federal court over the fracking ban approved by the Delaware River Basin Commission.
U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb talks goals to reduce methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure
Lamb said he's always believed the country should have a natural gas industry, but that “it has to be well regulated.”
Increases in royalties paid by oil and gas producers, lease rates targeted in Biden review
Interior leaders at an online forum said that rates the oil and gas industry pays for leasing, royalties and bonding could be due for increases, as the administration makes multiple moves to combat climate change.
Every Pa. community deserves protection from the harms of fracking | Opinion
Together, we will combat environmental injustice at every turn to build a world where people—our health, welfare, safety, and environment—are respected and protected more than corporate profits.
SWPA pipeline that provides nat.gas to Shell cracker plant is under investigation for possible corrosion
The Falcon Pipeline will run 98 miles through Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio and will deliver ethane to the cracker plant in Beaver County, which will refine the natural gas liquid into plastic pellets.
Report: Pa.’s fossil fuel industry got $3.7B in tax breaks in 2019
PennFuture is calling for policies that would shift the playing field of tax breaks in Pennsylvania, including a severance tax on natural gas companies.
Climate change is affecting us all, increasingly those of us in Philadelphia | Opinion
There is reason for hope on federal methane policy next year as we all seek to turn the page on a devastating and traumatic 2020.