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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.

The state House is advancing a measure to lower environmental standards for the conventional oil and gas industry.

Democratic state senators are pushing proposals meant to increase accountability in the natural gas industry.

The Pennsylvania legislature is teeing up another attempt to loosen environmental standards for conventional oil and gas drillers in an effort to make good on a years-old agreement that the smaller operators should be treated differently than larger fracking companies.

Environmental and public health advocates want the Pennsylvania Department of Health to expand the scope of its study of fracking and health effects.


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