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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Senate Republicans say the Delaware River Basin Commission doesn’t have the authority to impose a moratorium on fracking in the basin.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

State gives $2.5 million to Pitt to study health impacts of fracking

The money will fund two observational epidemiological studies to be finished within two years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Study: PA heart failure patients near fracking were more likely to be hospitalized

Researchers don’t know what part of fracking could be causing the problem. A cardiologist said that’s important to find out, given the significant role fracking plays in Pennsylvania’s economy.

By Reid Frazier

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Updated: December 2, 2020 | 11:45 am

Families and advocates criticize Pa.’s fracking health studies

State announced $3.9 M studies after pressure from families of rare cancer patients in SW PA
By Reid Frazier

Trump intensifies misleading fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

The assault is playing out in a barrage of TV ads and conservative and right-wing websites, and is repeated at every Trump rally in the state.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

NPR correspondent, who covered fracking in Pa., tweets a breakdown of the Trump-Biden debate exchange

Scott Detrow, now a political correspondent for NPR, reported for StateImpact Pennsylvania from 2011-2013. He says fracking is a more complex issue in Pa. than it’s made out to be on the national stage.

By Staff

Pence rallies supporters in York County during second visit to the midstate in three days

The Trump campaign is trying to build momentum in Pennsylvania with just two weeks to go before Election Day.

By Sam Dunklau

Report: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Scientists say the levels are below public health limits, but are cause for concern and more study on fracking-related emissions.

By Reid Frazier

Trump pounds fracking as a wedge issue in Pa. But if it’s not a top concern for voters, how much can it help?

While Trump keeps bringing it up in the campaign, Pennsylvania voters are most focused on health care, the pandemic and the economy.

By Susan Phillips