natural-gas

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.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

Wolf, GOP spar over Pa. gas exports, Russian imports

BY: - March 3, 2022

In a slew of legislative memos and press releases earlier this week. Top House Republicans Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, and Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, all called for the expansion of natural gas drilling and the extension of pipelines through neighboring states that have opposed their construction.

With a proposed ban in N.Y., Erie lawmaker invites National Fuel Gas to relocate to Pa.

BY: - January 11, 2022

Work to draft a formal invitation from the Erie delegation to National Fuel Gas is ongoing.

COMMENTARY

Plunging temperatures, higher prices: Why renewables could be the answer | Five for the Weekend

BY: - November 20, 2021

Unlike natural gas, clean energy sources do not suffer from wild price fluctuations, an advocate argues

Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline

BY: - October 5, 2021

The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.

COMMENTARY

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.

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.

Saylor to DEP: What assurance do you have Pa. citizens ‘aren’t going to die like they did in Texas?’

BY: - February 22, 2021

A top Pennsylvania Republican repeated a narrative without expert backing about Texas’ power failures during a budget hearing with state environmental regulators on Monday. While asking questions of Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor, R-York, pressed on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for extreme winter weather, such as the record lows […]

Democrat Kenyatta brings his ‘working poor’ Philly upbringing to 2022 Senate race

BY: - February 20, 2021

A tall, brash Democratic politician familiar to Twitter users and cable news viewers alike with a pitch about fighting for working people has just stepped into Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.  You may feel like you have already read this story, but it’s not about Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. It’s about Philadelphia state Rep. Malcolm […]

Weed, ethics and a natural gas tax: Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 plan for Pennsylvania, explained

BY: - January 28, 2021

The pitch, delivered during a video press conference, featured few new ideas. Instead, Wolf focused on repackaging proposals he has pitched time and time and time again to the Legislature

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s natural gas industry is powering the economy and leading on climate change | Opinion

BY: - December 27, 2020

Natural gas use for electricity generation has increased over 270 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, helping Pennsylvania cut power sector carbon emissions by nearly 40 percent over the same time period.