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 […]

Gov. Shapiro’s deal with fracking company splits environmentalists

BY: - November 20, 2023

By Audrey Carleton for Capital & Main Environmentalists are split over a new deal struck by Pennsylvania’s governor with a natural gas producer: while some have applauded the effort to move forward amid a legislative deadlock on climate action, those on the front lines fear the agreement amounts to little more than PR, offering a model […]

Pennsylvania’s fracking boom is hurting its oldest residents

BY: - November 12, 2023

Of the nearly 18 million Americans living near oil and gas wells, close to 3 million are 65 and older, many concentrated in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI matters more than other states’. Here’s why.

BY: - September 1, 2023

 When it comes to climate change, talk tends to focus on our shared responsibility to future generations. Everyone is encouraged to come together and do their part to reduce our collective impact on the planet. There’s no doubt climate change affects all of us, and we all have a role to play. But the reality […]

Advocates vow to fight shale gas export terminal in Delaware County’s poorest community

BY: - August 22, 2023

Community leaders said Tuesday that a plan to build a $6.4 billion liquid natural gas export terminal would compound decades of environmental injustice in Chester, one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Advocates, including the city’s Democratic nominee for mayor, vowed to fight construction of the facility proposed by a New York firm to prepare natural gas […]


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.