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Cancer Cluster Controversy in the Gas Patch

October 28, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Written with support from Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project Manager. The news on potential health impacts from the shale gas boom is coming out of Pennsylvania at a rapid pace –right alongside the rapid pace of drilling. The trend… More »
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Earthworks’ Optical Gas Imaging Brings Dangers of VOCs and Methane to Light

October 22, 2019
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Will federal rollback leave Pennsylvania with “weak and meek” pollution protections?

October 7, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board’s call for strong Pennsylvania methane rules here. There is visible proof that oil and gas air pollution is making our climate crisis worse and impacting communities across Pennsylvania. It is an urgent reminder that… More »
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New interactive map tracks 380 million barrels of PA oil & gas waste

September 11, 2019
[Pittsburgh, PA] A new report by Earthworks documents a massive 1,500 percent increase in the volume of toxic, often radioactive waste generated by Pennsylvania oil and gas operations between 2003 and 2018. Earthworks calculates that in 2018 alone, the fracking… More »

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Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Waste: report and interactive map

September 10, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
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Part of the public land experience: Waste and pollution

August 13, 2019 • Leann Leiter
You may well know, Pennsylvania readers, that you are a part-owner of the stunning Pine Creek Gorge (known as the state’s “Grand Canyon”) and its diverse and verdant watershed. But the oil and gas industry’s free rein in these lush… More »
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Madness at the Mad Dog well site: one family’s quest for change

August 5, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Seems like it takes far less time to build and drill an oil and gas well than for nearby residents to get relief from the consequences. At least that’s what the Tiberie family of Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania found out the… More »
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Four fossil fuel blasts in two days

August 1, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
In the past two days – Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st – four explosions at oil and gas facilities in as many states have had tragic results. On Wednesday: One person died as a result of an oil… More »
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Dangerous PA conventional oil & gas bills create loopholes; engender pollution

June 26, 2019 • Melissa Troutman
Pennsylvania’s oil and gas politicians are back at their old tricks of turning back the clock on protections for air, water, health, and the climate. Just like when they killed important new regulations for the conventional oil and gas industry,… More »
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Comments to PA DEP on Shamrock Compressor, Fayette County

April 22, 2019 • Leann Leiter
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Comments to PA DEP on Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rulemaking

April 9, 2019 • Earthworks
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Governor Wolf’s climate and infrastructure contradiction

February 5, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Pennsylvania’s governor can’t have his cake and eat it too when it comes to climate Ethan Buckner co-authored this blog. On January 8, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order mandating new climate goals for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Wolf… More »
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Earthworks Testimony — PA House Policy Hearing on Methane and Climate

January 23, 2019 • Earthworks
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Earthworks Comments on Fayette CO Comp Plan

January 22, 2019 • Earthworks
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Earthworks Concerns Regarding ANF Conventional Wells

January 22, 2019 • Earthworks