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Pa.’s environmental oversight board dismisses petition to raise key cost for conventional drillers

State regulators are rejecting a petition from environmentalists to increase a key cost for natural gas drillers. It’s not because they think current costs are appropriate. Trying to raise them now is against the law.

With billions in federal dollars, will Pennsylvania finally cap its abandoned, polluting oil wells?

With billions in federal dollars, will Pennsylvania finally cap its abandoned, polluting oil wells?

Thousands of homeowners live near methane-emitting wells. The fossil fuel industry has avoided cleaning up the mess for over a century.
Study finds drilling wastewater not usually best option for road treatment
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Study finds drilling wastewater not usually best option for road treatment

The state stopped the practice in 2018, but a measure in the state legislature this year would bring it back for conventional drillers.
PA: Final vote expected this week in House on bill reducing environmental protection for conventional drilling
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PA: Final vote expected this week in House on bill reducing environmental protection for conventional drilling

House Republicans are positioning Senate Bill 790 for a final vote by the full House Tuesday or Wednesday. The bill would significantly reduce requirements for protecting the environment from conventional oil and gas drilling.

Senate Environmental Committee reports bill to legalize road dumping of conventional drilling wastewater with little discussion, only 3 negative votes
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Senate Environmental Committee reports bill to legalize road dumping of conventional drilling wastewater with little discussion, only 3 negative votes

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported out Senate Bill 790, which sets environmental protection standards for conventional oil and gas well drilling and legalizes road dumping of drilling wastewater.

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