oil and gas

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We Need Elected Officials Who Support the Environment and Blue Collar Jobs

March 16, 2020

Pennsylvanians are grappling with the fallout from the recently passed House Bill 1100 which provides tax incentives for the build out of the petrochemical industry.

One perspective that emerged in southwest Pennsylvania is that we shouldn’t back elected officials that don’t support policies that create blue collar prevailing wage jobs that will uplift Pennsylvanians. This perspective only gets it partially right.

Still In the Pits

Speaking up from the belly of the oil beast

March 18, 2016

Kern County is the "belly of the beast" for the California's oil and gas industry, where almost 80 percent of the state's oil is produced. It’s where the vast majority of the environmental and health fallout is.

Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Attempts to Soften Scientists’ Critiques of EPA’s Study Come Up Short

February 22, 2016

The oil and gas industry inside game is alive and well in 2016. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) Panel is out again with another draft of its report on EPA’s fracking and drinking water Assessment.