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Note to nesting songbirds: Study indicates the quiet spot — away from a natural gas compressor — might be better

Penn State researchers found songbirds that nested near the noise had fewer eggs that hatched.

By Anne Danahy

Greene County went from bust to boom times with natural gas. Now, it’s nearly broke.

Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, the county appears to be no better off financially than where it started,

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition

Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change’s worst effects.

By Rachel McDevitt

Natural gas companies have their own plans to go low-carbon

Fossil fuel companies face an existential threat as more governments and businesses tackle climate change and vow to zero-out carbon emissions.

By Cassandra Profita, Oregon Public Radio

Updated: September 21, 2020 | 9:26 am

In the Ohio River Valley, with the pandemic’s help, the petrochemical boom is on hold

“It just kind of changed the game for all industries, including this one,” said a spokesman for a company that wants to build an ethane cracker. “And so they have had to put off their announcement of a decision.”

By Reid Frazier

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania hits record high

Unconventional drillers extracted 6.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas last year, a more than 10 percent increase from 2018.

By Rachel McDevitt

At western Pa. gas drilling site, Pence talks jobs, repeats falsehoods on Biden’s fracking position

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he would oppose only new drilling on federal land. The Vice President touted the administration’s commitment to ‘American energy.’

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

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
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