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  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests.
  • Wolf to sign moratorium on new gas drilling leases in Pa. parks, forests

    HARRISBURG —Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....

    Air monitor in Texas fracking-boom country is up and soon to track pollution

    The first air monitor in the heart of the fracking-intensive Eagle Ford Shale region of south Texas has been installed and will be in operation following calibration tests to assess its accuracy. The 40-foot-by-40-foot monitor that looks like a cargo...

    Ted Cruz's control of Senate science panel triggers anxiety among some

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz has a new role in the Republican-controlled Senate, and it's not about being obstructionist. Cruz, R-Texas, is now the chairman of a subcommittee that oversees NASA and science and he's already shaking things up, calling for...

    Reducing methane is a wise short-term win

    Reducing methane is a wise short-term win
    For too long, carbon dioxide has dominated the discussion of greenhouse gases; for the most part, it has been the discussion. That gas, emitted by the burning of fossil fuels, is, after all, the biggie in terms of volume. But this single-minded approach...