Clean-Water Plea Suggests New Pennsylvania Governor Won’t Tolerate Violations by Energy Companies, Advocates Say

A settlement of criminal charges against a gas driller that admitted contaminating drinking water in a rural Pennsylvania town suggests that Josh Shapiro will adopt a tougher enforcement policy on the energy industry when he becomes governor in January,  environmental advocates say. They welcome a plea deal announced last week by Shapiro, the state’s attorney […]

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Fracking Company to Pay for Public Water System in Rural Pennsylvania Town

The Pennsylvania town that became famous when residents ignited methane-infused tap water will be getting a new public water system paid for by a gas driller that admitted causing the contamination. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a settlement under which Coterra Energy, the parent of Cabot Oil and Gas, will pay $16.29 million […]

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