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Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted Dimock

“We got played,” said Ray Kemble, the most outspoken of a small group of Dimock residents who have battled the drilling company and state regulators alike.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Fracking wastewater is banned from watershed by Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission said its decision will control future pollution, protect public health and preserve the waters of the basin.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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

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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

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