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We sued polluters breaking the law and won.

When it comes to polluters breaking our cornerstone environmental laws or regulators who aren’t taking the proper steps to make sure polluters comply with these laws, PennEnvironment has long worked to use the power of citizen enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to address these issues. In 2013, PennEnvironment announced two legal actions to address the lax behavior of polluters and state agencies that caused more air and water pollution in Pennsylvania.

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Environmental Group: Raise Bonds For Drilling

Pennsylvania regulations requiring bonding or insurance from gas and oil drillers fall short in protecting taxpayers and citizens from potential damages, a state environmental group said Tuesday.

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Drill And Ditch? Report Outlines State's Shortcomings to Protect Oil, Gas Leaseholders

In the event of fracking or drilling damages, Pennsylvanians and their communities may not be adequately covered financially when -- or if --  the bill comes, a new report says.

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Report Shows PA Fracking Requirements Inadequate

study released Tuesday by an environmental activist group shows Pennsylvania’s bonding practices are inadequate to cover the cost and range of damage from drilling and fracking activities.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Who Pays the Costs of Fracking?

Raising new concerns on a little-examined dimension of the fracking debate, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center today released a report analyzing Pennsylvania’s financial assurance requirements for oil and gas drilling operations.

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Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

"Fracking” operations pose a staggering array of threats to our environment and health. Many of these damages from drilling have significant “dollars and cents” costs. To the extent that this dirty drilling is allowed to continue, policymakers must require, among other things, that the oil and gas industry provide up front financial assurance commensurate with the potential for damage.

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