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Kelly and Schafft: Fracking has led to a ‘bust’ for Pennsylvania school district finances

In total, school districts where unconventional drilling had taken place had $1,550.50 less per pupil in 2015 dollars, relative to otherwise similar districts that did not have unconventional drilling.
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Beyond fracking: Oil-and-gas industry's toxic waste is radioactive

Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America.

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Toxics

Health concerns driving force behind Scenery Hill mom's environmental tours

The tours are open to the public and consist of tours near properties that have well sites, compressor stations and other natural gas activities.

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Toxics

Liquefied natural gas can now ship to N.J. by train, despite explosion concerns

The Trump administration has approved the shipment of liquified natural gas from the fracking fields of Pennsylvania to a port on the Delaware River in South Jersey.

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Energy

Gov. Wolf touted near-majority backing for his infrastructure plan in June. Environmental advocates are trying to chip away at that support

In June, Gov. Tom Wolf trumpeted near-majority support in the General Assembly for his Restore Pennsylvania plan, a $4.5 billion, four-year infrastructure investment spree funded by 20 years' worth of natural gas tax-backed bonds.

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Originals

After a decade of research, here’s what scientists know about the health impacts of fracking

Fracking has been linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraine headaches, fatigue, nasal and sinus symptoms, and skin disorders over the last 10 years, according to a new study.

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Climate

Tougher penalties proposed for vandalizing pipelines, power plants

As states grapple with how to respond to protests over pipelines and other infrastructure projects, Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish tougher penalties against people who vandalize "critical infrastructure" facilities like pipelines and power plants.

Originals

Fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study

Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania's Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study.

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Energy

PennEnergy offers $600M for bankrupt shale driller Rex Energy

Moon-based PennEnergy has agreed to pay $600.5 million for Rex, a State College-based shale driller that filed for bankruptcy protection in May.

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Originals

Fracking in Pennsylvania is too close to residents for safety: Study

PITTSBURGH – Regulations on how close fracking facilities can be to buildings and homes in Pennsylvania are too lax to adequately protect public health, according to a new study.

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Originals

Study: Pennsylvanians who live near fracking are more likely to be depressed

People who live near unconventional natural gas operations such as fracking are more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.

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Originals

Pennsylvania Superior Court rules that fracking natural gas from a neighboring property is trespassing

On Monday the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door.

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Climate

Stunning new research finds fracking a major source of carbon pollution in Pennsylvania

Methane leaks in the state's oil and gas industry equal 11 coal-fired power plants.
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Air pollution from fracking killed an estimated 20 people in Pennsylvania from 2010-2017: Study

Scientists say spikes in particulate matter pollution near wells are cutting lives short

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