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The governor previously promised to reduce methane emissions in Pa.’s oil and gas industry.

Record-low gas prices and the COVID-19 pandemic slowed drilling activity in Pennsylvania last year but trends in the first quarter of 2021 show the gas industry is starting to rebound.

Last summer a statewide grand jury found state regulators failed to protect the public from the health effects of fracking. Democratic state senators are now pushing to turn the report’s recommendations into law.


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