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Pa. federal court fight over Delaware River fracking ban heats up | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 31, 2021

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

BY: - March 29, 2021

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

BY: - March 26, 2021

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.

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Every Pa. community deserves protection from the harms of fracking | Opinion

BY: - March 26, 2021

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

BY: - March 19, 2021

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

BY: - March 2, 2021

PennFuture is calling for policies that would shift the playing field of tax breaks in Pennsylvania, including a severance tax on natural gas companies.

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Climate change is affecting us all, increasingly those of us in Philadelphia | Opinion

BY: - December 29, 2020

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.

Trump inflates Pennsylvania nat.gas job figures by 3500 percent | Fact Check

BY: - September 5, 2020

Trump claimed during this week that there are currently 940,000 natural-gas jobs in Pennsylvania. That's a gross exaggeration.

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The new EPA methane rule and what it means for Pa. It’s all about the duplication | Opinion

BY: - August 30, 2020

A lot has been written recently about a new methane rule being adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency and announced in Pittsburgh on Aug. 13.

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Biden is trying to have it both ways on fracking. That could cost him in Pa. | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - August 5, 2020

Biden should get behind the grand jury report issued by Attorney General Josh Shapiro -- endearing him to progressives and pro-frackers alike.

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Grand jury report on fracking should be a catalyst for change. This is why | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2020

Read the report. And then ask yourself this simple question: would you let your family live in a community with fracking?

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Mike Turzai just went to work for the gas industry. The revolving door keeps spinning | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 17, 2020

If people are cynical about politics, this might have something to do with it. The revolving door between government and industry keeps spinning.