Comments on carbon-cutting plan show industry divided over Pennsylvania’s energy future

While several state business lobbying groups panned the carbon pricing proposal, major companies said it will offer a fair pathway to cleaner energy.   
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Plum residents, environmental groups ask Governor Wolf to stop fracking waste injection well

The risks of toxic chemical and radioactive contamination of drinking water, mine subsidence and potential for earthquakes, and road degradation from hundreds of trucks were cited as reasons to oppose the project.

Pennsylvania: State senators file suit to overturn fracking ban in Delaware River Basin

Two state senators and a Wayne County municipality filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn a more than 10-year-old ban on natural gas exploration within the Delaware River Basin.

Pennsylvania: Governor asked to intervene on Plum wastewater injection well

Groups have concerns about radioactivity in shale gas drilling wastewater leading to contamination drinking water supply in Pittsburgh.


Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are seeking to overturn a ban on gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River basin, filing a federal lawsuit against the regulatory agency that oversees drinking water quality for more than 13 million people.


PA: Republican Caucus files lawsuit against Delaware River Basin Commission over drilling moratorium

The Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the Delaware River Basin Commission's moratorium on shale gas drilling is a taking of private property without compensation and exceeds its compact authority.


LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the health effects of fracking on "In This Climate"

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New Mexican economists warn: Change course now

More than 40% of New Mexico’s income relies on oil and gas, leaving the state vulnerable to the industry's boom and bust cycle.

Megan McDonough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman should stand with East Pittsburgh against fracking

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has leaned heavily on his working-class Mon Valley roots to raise his national profile, becoming a cable news star during the aftermath of the presidential election. But while he is soaking up the national spotlight, environmental injustice threatens the former Braddock mayor's hometown, leaving many residents asking: Will he show up and stand with the community?


Climate challenge awaits Biden as Trump pushes through environmental policy in final days

Biden's policy team could hit roadblocks as they contend with the breadth of environmental measures rolled back by the Trump administration — and differences within his own party on how to address them.


The 'revolutionary' fight over California's hidden oil and gas wells

Los Angeles—and California at-large—is one of the epicenters of a growing movement to protect public health from the oil fields lurking in people’s backyards. Now, the fight to end drilling so close to people's homes, schools, and churches is gaining ground.

Deb Haaland’s tough road ahead at the Interior Department

Haaland will have to overcome the Interior’s legacy of colonialism and fossil fuel plunder — as well as her boss’s moderate centrism.

Pennsylvania: DEP approves permit for Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County

Controversial Grove City landfill, closed since 1990, gets operating permit that would allow it to accept drilling and fracking waste.

How tough will Joe Biden be on the US shale industry?

Joe Biden wants to make the climate crisis his top priority, sparking real hope for global efforts to avert an environmental catastrophe and real concern for shale operators.

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