EPA Panel Pans Finding of No "Widespread" Contamination from Fracking

Scientists say there is not enough evidence to support the EPA's claim that fracking doesn't cause widespread problems to water resources.

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Fracking Health Complaints Received Little Follow-up from Health Department

An environmental group says the state is not doing all it can to investigate fracking-related health complaints in Pennsylvania.

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Study Finds Babies Near Fracking Sites Had Lower Birth Weight

A University of Pittsburgh study found babies born to mothers near drilling in southwestern Pennsylvania weighed less than those farthest from wells. 

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Pennsylvania's Poor More Likely to Live Near Fracking Wells

Fracking wells in Pennsylvania are disproportionately located in poor, rural communities. That’s according to a new study by Clark University in Massachusetts.

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Fracking Chemicals Found in Pa. Drinking Water Supply

A study released by a team of Penn State scientists found evidence that groundwater near a shale gas well in Bradford County was tainted from chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and drilling for natural gas. 

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State Hears Comments on New Fracking Regulations

More than 70 speakers signed up to speak at the Department of Environmental Protection hearing in Washington, Pa. It was the first of three hearings scheduled for the latest round of proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s drilling regulations.

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Pennsylvania Pushes Tougher Fracking Regs

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed ratcheting up several regulations for the oil and gas industry this week, showing another facet of Gov. Tom Wolf’s approach to the state’s gas industry.

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Wolf’s Environmental Chief Questioned on Gas Tax, New Drilling Rules

Governor Tom Wolf’s pick to head the state Department of Environmental Protection is defending the administration’s recent decision to disband an advisory committee that oversees oil and gas regulations.

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Sunoco Logistics Announces Second, Bigger Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Philadelphia-based company Sunoco Logistics has announced a new $2.5 billion pipeline project to move natural gas liquids across the state.

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DEP Seeks Record Fine Against Gas Driller as AG Files Criminal Charges

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed criminal charges against gas driller EQT Corporation for a major pollution incident.

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