Fracking, natural gas & energy issues in political campaigns
October 18, 2012
Energy issues, including natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region, are a big issue in Pennsylvania, and a factor in political campaigns across the commonwealth and the presidential race. On today‚Äôs Radio Times, we catch up with the StateImpactPA team, reporters SCOTT DETROW and SUSAN PHILLIPS, to hear about Pennsylvania‚Äôs natural-gas impact fee; the state‚Äôs legacy of abandoned oil wells complicating the underground landscape; ‚Äúclean coal,‚ÄĚ and the court challenge underway now about local control over regulating fracking, and more. Then, we‚Äôll be joined by POLITICO White House reporter DARREN SAMUELSOHN, a longtime energy and the environment reporter, for a look at energy issues in the presidential race.
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