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.
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A new study using long-term satellite observations confirms (for the umpteenth time) that fracking speeds up global warming and has no net climate benefit whatsoever in any timescale that matters to humanity.
"This is one of the first times we've been able to demonstrate that, here, you have a spill in the environment, and yes, this is from fracking fluid and not from other source of contamination," Vengosh said.