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Fracking yields both fears, funding for Pennsylvania public lands

In 2008, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell opened 2.2 million acres of state forests to the new, profitable — and controversial — use of hydraulic fracturing to access natural gas
Fracking poisoned this town’s water. now frackers are being allowed back in.
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Fracking poisoned this town’s water. now frackers are being allowed back in.

Pennsylvania authorities have ended a moratorium on fracking in the town of Dimock, highlighting the contradictory nature of fossil fuel politics in the region.
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Flaring at a compressor station in Ohio. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2018)

US Gas leak at Equitrans well in Pennsylvania adds climate pressure

The 13-day release from an Equitrans storage well effectively erased the emissions gains from about half the EVs sold in the US last year.

Pa. moves natural gas well emissions rule forward, seeks to beat federal deadline
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Pa. moves natural gas well emissions rule forward, seeks to beat federal deadline

Pennsylvania is moving forward with new emissions limits on certain oil and gas sites, with two months left before federal sanctions kick in.
Q&A: Eliza Griswold reflects on the lessons of  ‘Amity and Prosperity,’ her deep dive into fracking in southwest Pennsylvania
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Q&A: Eliza Griswold reflects on the lessons of  ‘Amity and Prosperity,’ her deep dive into fracking in southwest Pennsylvania

With all eyes on Pennsylvania this election season as progressive Democrats square off with Donald Trump-endorsed Republicans in races for governor and the U.S. Senate, the issue of fracking is far from dominating debate.

A hydrogen hub in Western PA would require capture of carbon
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A hydrogen hub in Western PA would require capture of carbon

Pittsburgh-area industry, labor and political leaders back a bid for billions in federal hydrogen energy funds. Natural gas is central to the plan.
Manchin’s donors include pipeline giants that win in his climate deal

Manchin’s donors include pipeline giants that win in his climate deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.
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