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NASA just made a stunning discovery about how fracking fuels global warming

Natural gas is not part of the climate solution, it’s part of the problem. A new NASA study is one final nail in the coffin of the myth that natural gas is a climate solution, or a “bridge” from the dirtiest fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels like solar and wind. NASA found that most of […]

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Portions of Act 13 gas drilling law struck down as unconstitutional

David Singer          Observer Reporter          September 28, 2016   A Range Resources natural gas well in Hopewell Township Provisions in the natural gas and oil drilling law known as Act 13 were ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The case, Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of […]

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Pennsylvania extends drilling moratorium in its forests for 5 years

Don Hopey        Pittsburgh Post-Gazette      Sept 21, 2016 Pennsylvania’s five-year forest management plan nixes new oil and gas leasing and drilling in state forests and parks where the state controls subsurface mineral rights, and for the first time addresses climate change impacts. The 234-page plan released last week by the state […]

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