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Governor Wolf plans to veto natural gas manufacturing tax credit

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s spokesman said Wednesday the governor thinks such projects should be evaluated on an individual basis but would be open to considering specific projects.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Renewable natural gas? Yes, it’s a thing, and now Philly residents can get it

As of this month, Philadelphians can choose a cleaner option: gas produced in landfills, known as biogas.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Pennsylvania high court upholds old precedent in fracking

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines.

By The Associated Press

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Wolf says despite GOP compromise, drilling bill still poses too much environmental risk

Republicans are pushing for looser regulations on conventional oil and gas drillers, who generally run small operations and work with relatively shallow wells.
By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania gas drilling fee revenue slides in 2019

Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania’s state programs and county and municipal governments.

By The Associated Press

Study: Replacing coal plants with natural gas cut pollution, saved lives

Fracking pollution not included in study; could lessen health benefits, author says
By Reid Frazier

Episode 53: Legislative avalanche

Lawmakers spent a packed four days in Harrisburg before leaving town for the holidays. Here’s what they did.

By Katie Meyer

What the latest science says about oil, gas and human health

Health and environmental scientists who specialize in the potential impacts of oil and gas production will discuss their work on Tuesday at the annual Shale & Public Health conference, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Toomey takes preventative measures as Dems call for fracking bans

Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator has introduced a resolution he hopes will enable Congress to defeat future presidents’ fracking bans in court.

By Katie Meyer