Drillers are expected to pay about $234M — $90 million more than the year before.

Fracking has been a dividing line between the 4 Democrats in the race.

Up until a few years ago, some municipalities used wastewater from oil and gas drilling as a cheap way to keep dust down on unpaved roads. Several state lawmakers would like to allow the practice again.

A new report reveals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or “forever chemicals” to frack oil and gas wells.

Some lawmakers and environmental groups are calling on the Wolf administration to strengthen a proposed regulation that aims to curb emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane before the rule comes up for a final vote. But the proposal exempts tens of thousands of low-producing wells.


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