Pennsylvania vows tougher fracking regulations after AG issues scathing report

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Pennsylvania’s attorney general has released a damning report into the shale gas industry that uncovers “systematic failure by government agencies” to regulate the “destructive” fracking industry and protect citizens. A Grand Jury’s two-year investigation heard residents near unconventional drilling sites suffered “severe health consequences” such as respiratory problems, “severe” nosebleeds in children and “violently ill” livestock. Worse still, AG Josh Shapiro warned regulatory failures “continue to this day”, as he set out recommendations to better oversee the industry – which the Commonwealth’s governor has vowed to enact.

The Grand Jury began its investigation ...

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