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DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane

The public comment period, which closed Monday, included a group of 50 institutional investors with $4 trillion in assets who issued a statement in support of the rule.

By Jon Hurdle

Updated: July 14, 2020 | 5:58 pm

Wolf, legislature draw closer to more tax breaks for the natural gas industry

The compromise measure lowers the size of the tax break from more than $1 billion to $670 million over 25 years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Are gas royalty owners buyers or sellers? In a court fight over royalties, the answer to that question could make all the difference to landowners

The state attorney general’s office says when someone sells drilling rights to a company, they should be covered under the consumer protection law. Drillers in the lawsuit argue the landowners aren’t buying anything — so they’re not protected consumers.

By Rachel McDevitt

Impact fees collected from gas drillers dropped in 2019

Pennsylvania collected about 20 percent less in impact fees from natural gas drillers last year than in 2018, according to the Public Utility Commission. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: March 27, 2020 | 5:25 pm

Wolf vetoes natural gas tax-break bill

Proponents: Economic impact of new coronavirus pandemic should boost efforts to override veto
By Susan Phillips


Updated: March 5, 2020 | 11:56 am

Petrochemical town hall near Pittsburgh spotlights pollution, health worries

Attendees discussed drawbacks from a bill to give tax breaks for chemical plants
By Reid Frazier

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

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

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
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