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Pennsylvania should not bolster fracking and petrochemicals with latest bill

A fracking site in Pennsylvania. Photo: Jeremy Buckingham / CC BY 2.0

Barbara Brandom, MD, PSR climate ambassador, Philadelphia PSR | The Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s time for Pennsylvania and the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But HB 1100, passed by the state legislature in February, gives away subsidies and legal protections to the petrochemical industry while encouraging fracking and cracking (as ethane “cracker plants” do) and the greenhouse gases they produce.

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