Natural gas: The bridge to nowhere

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A drill worker covered in mud, shale, and drill cuttings seals off a well and cleans the blowout preventer at a Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill site in Kingsley, Pa.  (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

A drill worker covered in mud, shale, and drill cuttings seals off a well and cleans the blowout preventer at a Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill site in Kingsley, Pa. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

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Natural gas was supposed to bridge our energy needs until we built up our capacity for cleaner fuels. So why aren’t we any closer to relying on renewable energy? StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips explains how Pennsylvania, a state that hardly produced any natural gas 20 years ago, became the nation’s second largest natural gas producer.

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