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FILE—In this file photo from March 12, 2020, work continues at a shale gas well drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro is scheduled to release results on Thursday June 25, 2020 of a grand jury investigation into natural gas hydraulic fracturing. The fracking process has raised environmental concerns while turning the state into a major energy producer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
AG Shapiro: Pennsylvania Failed to Regulate the Fracking Industry and Put Citizens at Risk

“The bottom line is this was a failure,” Shapiro said. “Regulators were supposed to prevent abuse by the big corporations ... but they didn’t.”

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What War Can Teach Us About Defeating COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is as much our enemy as it is our ally. The virus offensive caught us off guard, but it brought back lessons we need to remember.

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Pollution Can Be Life or Death for COVID-19 Patients. That’s Triggered a New Fight for Cleaner Air.

The Trump administration is easing restrictions on air pollution. Now a study links air pollution to higher risk for death with coronavirus.

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Photos: A Gross Look at Why Americans Need to Stop Flushing Disposable Wipes

In Macomb County, Michigan, people flushing disposable wipes is wreaking havoc on the Red Run Drain. Experts say coronavirus germs could linger on these wipes washing up into residents’ backyards.

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Could A Proposed Fracking Ban Decide the 2020 Presidential Race?

Democrats have made Pennsylvania a priority in their quest to win back the presidency. But Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposed ban on fracking might impact the race after a new poll found 42% of Pennsylvanians oppose such a measure.