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Plea hearing scheduled in ‘Gasland’ drilling pollution case in Dimock

Dimock drew national notoriety after people were filmed lighting their tap water on fire in the Emmy Award-winning 2010 documentary.

By The Associated Press

In Pa. Senate race, Fetterman and Oz change views on fracking, trying to match voters

Most people don’t want fracking banned, but do support regulation. Politicians, especially Democrats in Pa., may have to walk a tricky line.

By Reid Frazier

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta urged Pennsylvania health department to drop out of fracking public health forum, letter shows

The forum, which took place Oct. 5, was to inform the public on the status of the studies–one into the relationship between fracking and childhood cancers and the other into its relationship with health impacts like poor birth outcomes and asthma.

By Reid Frazier

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Pitt and Pa. health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

The state funded the studies after pressure from families of patients of a rare cancer in Washington County.

By Reid Frazier

Fracking ban in Delaware River Basin survives Pa. GOP lawmakers’ challenge in federal court

The four states in the Delaware River Basin — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York — voted to ban fracking in February 2021.

By Susan Phillips

DEP hears concerns over evaporator at western Pa. landfill that processes fracking waste

DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Updated: September 1, 2022 | 1:54 pm

Pa. company wants to build second fracking waste injection well in Pittsburgh suburb

People who live near the proposed site are opposing the plans.

By Reid Frazier

Children living near Pa. fracking sites are at increased risk of leukemia, study finds

A known cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is benzene, a chemical released by oil and gas drilling activities into both air and water.

By Susan Phillips

Greene County community has questions after fracking incident at EQT well

The Department of Environmental Protection and driller EQT are still investigating what happened. People who live nearby are calling it a ‘frac-out’ and are concerned about their water.

By Reid Frazier
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