Unplugged: Pennsylvania faces a new wave of abandoned oil and gas wells

A network of wells, tanks, pipelines, pump houses and roads cut into the Allegheny National Forest in Elk County to harvest $350 million worth of oil. What worries state and federal environmental regulators isn't the project's growth but its death.

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Report: ExxonMobil scouting property for 2nd cracker plant in Beaver County

Energy companies are taking advantage of cheap natural gas from the region’s fracking industry.
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New Mexico regulators make emissions sweep in Permian Basin

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