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As of this month, Philadelphians can choose a cleaner option for heating their homes and cooking: natural gas produced in landfills, known as biogas.

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

A conventional drilling site is prepared in Butler County, Pennsylvania in the winter of 2014.

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

The coal plant in Shamokin Dam, Pa., is a local landmark that delivered electricity to this region for more than six decades. It closed in 2014. Next to it, a brand new natural gas power plant is under construction. The Sunbury Pipeline will feed Marcellus Shale gas into that plant.

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

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sen. Pat Toomey speaks in Harrisburg on Nov. 8, 2019. He sponsored a bill aimed at barring future presidents from banning fracking.

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

Equitrans Midstream's Swartz natural gas storage field lies in Greene County, in Western Pennsylvania.

DEP, Equitrans agree to $650,000 settlement over storage field violations

State found inadequate documentation of wells drilled into storage field beneath a planned coal mine expansion
By Reid Frazier

House Republicans assembled Wednesday to announce plans for a concerted push to pass a package of pro-energy industry bills.

GOP members begin moving priority, pro-natural gas package

The raft of proposals serves as a rejection of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s own energy plan.
By Katie Meyer

A Marcellus Shale well in northeastern Pennsylvania is seen in this 2015 photo.

Exelon's Three Mile Island plant is scheduled to prematurely close in September 2019. The company has been lobbying for help from the state to keep it open.

Gas, nuclear lobbies butt heads as Senate takes up nuclear-rescue bill

Chamber's first hearing on bill became discussion on fairness of Pennsylvania's energy economy
By Katie Meyer

Judge says Grant Township must pay $100,000 in legal bills after injection well dispute

New setback to the Indiana County municipality in efforts to control oil and gas development
By Jon Hurdle