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Natural gas wells in Springville Township, Pa.

Shale industry: taxpayers should foot part of the bill for oil and gas oversight

The gas trade group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says it pays for nearly all Pennsylvania’s oil and gas program, but it only accounts for part of the program’s work.

By Marie Cusick

Methane leaks throughout the entire process of developing natural gas-- from well sites, to storage and processing facilities and pipelines.

DEP moving forward with emission rules for existing oil and gas sources

The rules the DEP is crafting for existing sources will target volatile organic compounds

By Marie Cusick

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Lebanon County August 24, 2018

Cumberland County criticizes Mariner East 2 pipeline builder for dodging safety questions

Cumberland County commissioners say the company has turned a deaf ear to residents’ safety concerns

By Marie Cusick

A shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

A natural gas pipeline explosion on Monday in Beaver County destroyed one home and also damaged power line towers such as this one.

Pipeline explosion: Part of line shut down during investigation

Heavy rain suspected of playing a role, as it did during earlier problems with the pipeline
By Reid Frazier

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A sign marking the right of way for the Mariner East pipeline in Lebanon County.
Updated: September 10, 2018 | 8:09 pm

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation

An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline exploded this morning, destroying one home, no injuries reported
By Susan Phillips and Reid Frazier

The contaminated Bishop Tube former industrial site in Malvern, Pa. Environmentalists say DEP has neglected the cleanup over many years.

Court rejects developer’s effort to block protest against town homes plan

Delaware Riverkeeper Network says suit tried to silence its right to free speech
By Jon Hurdle

A 'mock' well pad in Tiadaghton State Forest, where the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is testing restoration techniques.

Bringing the forest back after shale gas

Pennsylvania is trying to figure out how to regrow forests after fracking
By Reid Frazier

The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland.

Can social media actually help curb partisanship around issues like climate change?

New research shows social media platforms can be designed to help people with different political views learn about and discuss complex, controversial topics.

By Marie Cusick

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery accounts for almost 16 percent of the city's carbon footprint, according to a City report that describes how to make deep cuts in carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mixed reviews for a $120M renewable energy plant at Philly refinery

Philadelphia's largest air pollution source plans to host a facility that will convert food waste to natural gas
By Catalina Jaramillo
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