Natural-Gas Gauge at $350 Shows States at Odds on Fracking

Natural-Gas Gauge at $350 Shows States at Odds on Fracking

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Pennsylvania was first among northeastern states to embrace the fracking boom. Since 2008, the state has issued permits for 8,461 wells and 4,100 have been drilled, according to the website of the state Department of Environmental Protection.