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Budget Passage Puts Pennsylvania at Risk

 The fiscal code bill that passed both chambers included a one-time influx of $95 million in revenue from reopening state forests and, for the first time ever, opening up state parks for new unconventional natural gas leasing.

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Shalefield Stories: Residents on the Frontlines of Fracking Tell their story to the country

A newly released booklet, compiled by the citizen’s group Friends of the Harmed, is being released nationwide to make the case why fracking should not be expanded into other states.  The booklet, which PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center is helping to present, recounts stories of families living with illness, water contamination and damage to their livelihood—even as the current administration advocates to carry-on, full steam ahead, with fracking.

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PennEnvironment Statement on Supreme Court Act 13 Fracking Decision Erika Staaf, PennEnvironment Clean Water Advocate

PennEnvironment applauds today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned sections of Act 13, Pennsylvania’s controversial gas drilling law, known as Act 13.

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Legal experts support PA Attorney General's action against XTO Energy

While legal spectators expected the criminal charges brought against XTO Energy to be met with disdain, the company’s ability to play the victim caught many by surprise. It’s not every day that a subsidiary of the largest company on the planet, ExxonMobil, gets to argue that they’re the David in a legal David vs. Goaliath battle.  

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New report card gives governor “F” for environmental record

Gov. Corbett received an “F” on an environmental report card released today by the statewide environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment. 

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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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PennEnvironment Praises Rep. Cartwright’s CLEANER Bill as Critical Step to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic Fracking Waste

Amid mounting evidence that fracking waste is threatening drinking water, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) introduced a bill to eliminate the longstanding loophole that exempts oil and gas waste from our nation’s hazardous waste law.

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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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Filmmaker Josh Fox, Local Groups, Bring New Fracking Documentary GASLAND 2 to Pittsburgh

Josh Fox, director of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland, joined grassroots groups, environmental organizations, medical experts, and residents affected by gas drilling activities to discuss the dangers of drilling and to introduce Fox’s new documentary film, Gasland 2, prior to the nationwide July 8 premiere on HBO.

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