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Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) sent a letter on Wednesday to the state's Department of Environmental Protection, saying his subcommittee was launching an investigation into the adequacy of Pennsylvania's laws governing fracking waste disposal.
In the 2 years since superstorm Sandy made landfall, climatologists have explained the many ways human-caused global warming worsened the devastation. And absent strong action, we know warming-driven sea level rise will make Sandy-level storm surges the norm on the East Coast in the coming decades.