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Fracking by the Numbers: New Report from PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center Quantifies Damage Done by Gas Drilling

As Pennsylvania weighs the introduction of new legislation to press “pause” on new fracking in the state, a new report charges that gas development around the U.S. has already created 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater – enough to cover the city of Philadelphia with over 9 feet of toxic waste water. The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center report "Fracking by the Numbers" reassesses the footprint of fracking in Pennsylvania and around the country to date.

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The Spreading Shadow of the Shale Gas Boom

Using “fracking,” gas companies are drilling near our communities, polluting our air and water and risking the health of our children and other vulnerable populations.

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Environmentalists Call for Tougher Regulation of PA Power Plants

Environmentalists are criticizing Pennsylvania power plants for their carbon emissions and are calling for more stringent regulations.

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Pa. ranks 3rd in global warming pollution, coal is blamed

Coal is king in Pennsylvania when it comes to producing electricity.

But it's also a royal producer of pollution linked to global warming.

 

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Group Calls for Curbs on Carbon Emissions

An environmental organization on Tuesday decried Pennsylvania's status as a leading producer of global warming pollution and called on U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to support limits on carbon emissions from power plants.

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