Stories tagged: "fracking"

Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Rig during construction of a well in Northern Pennsylvania. Image via Shutterstock
PA Lawmakers Give $670 Million Subsidy to Fossil Fuel Industry During Economic Collapse

“It has been very clear for a long time that the oil and gas industry has paid and bought themselves a state Senate and state House."

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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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.