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Cartwright calls for information on pipeline approval process

A local lawmaker wants to try to ensure people affected by natural gas pipelines can have their say — and that the federal agency responsible for approving pipeline projects is listening to them. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, has joined legislators from New Hampshire in asking the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy for information about how the ...

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Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracking oversight

WASHINGTON — Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., the lead Democrat on a health subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, ...

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Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition presentation warns of natural-gas fireballs, breached levees, illnesses

WILKES-BARRE — The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition is hoping U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will fight natural-gas pipelines that cut through the Wyoming Valley. The coalition will show Cartwright, D-Moosic, a presentation showing environmental and health problems they say are caused by the natural-gas industry. The group is fighting the proposed PennEast Pipeline. On Wednesday, coalition board member Scott Cannon showed ...

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