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Updated: December 3, 2021 | 11:13 am

Philadelphia Gas Works emails show involvement in drafting bill that runs counter to climate goals

The bill, spearheaded by gas industry lobbyists and sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), would block municipalities from limiting fossil fuel use and promoting electrification.

By Susan Phillips

State report shows strong natural gas production growth in 2021

Pennsylvania drillers are producing more natural gas while slowing the rate at which they drill new wells.

By Rachel McDevitt

With energy prices high, Pennsylvanians urged to review utility options

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects households that use natural gas for heat will spend 30 percent more than they spent last winter on average.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: November 5, 2021 | 2:15 pm

Measures to preserve ‘energy choice’ gaining momentum in legislature

The proposals are similar to laws passed in 20 states in the last two years and part of a larger trend of states trying to get ahead of local efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘Orphaned’ wells are a problem in Pennsylvania and there are more of them than we thought

Orphan wells are a source of climate warming methane emissions, and have been known to contaminate air, water and soil.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Proposed natural gas power plant in Washington County asks state to withdraw permits

An environmental group had challenged the company’s air quality permit.

By Reid Frazier

Environmental group asks court to order lawmakers pay back money meant for conservation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation said lawmakers have taken $1.3 billion dollars from a conservation fund to pay for other things since 2009.

By Rachel McDevitt

In boost for environmental rights, Supreme Court rules drilling revenue from state forests must be used for conservation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has been fighting for years to keep hundreds of millions of dollars generated by oil and gas leases in state forests from going into the state’s general fund.

By Rachel McDevitt

Group says tighter radiation controls of drilling waste needed

The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.

By Reid Frazier

DEP report: Pennsylvania extracted more natural gas than ever during pandemic

The DEP says production topped 7 trillion cubic feet in 2020.

By Madison Goldberg