A gas executive's remark that his company targets poor communities has raised questions about whether Pennsylvania's approach to environmental justice is adequate to protect rural citizens impacted by fracking.
Proof that the battle over Pennsylvania's new drilling regulations is as volatile as ever, this week the Senate approved measures barring environmental regulators from implementing key parts of the new rules.
StateImpact Pennsylvania returns to the small town of Towanda, where four years ago, fracking was pumping big money into the local economy. But how are residents faring now that the boom has turned bust?
According to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, hundreds of rural Pennsylvanians are enduring contaminated well water they blame on fracking. And getting help from state regulators often proves a frustrating fight.