A company's plan to frack for natural gas about a half mile from a Pennsylvania school district of 3,200 kids has been suspended, just weeks after a group of concerned parents and environmentalists launched a legal challenge against the project.
Tuesday's midterm elections opened up a host of state-level green energy policies to GOP attacks. But they also put a climate hawk into the governor's office of the country's third-largest carbon emitter.
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.
The law reduces the costs of bringing a pro-gun lawsuit, it deputizes the NRA to police gun laws enacted by city and town councils, and it gives the NRA an incentive to file as many suits as it can as quickly as possible.