Pipeline construction in Pennsylvania is facing significant opposition from local municipalities, individual landowners, citizens groups, and Native Americans.
The PA DEP recently released the results of its approximate two-year study on the effects of radiation in produced-fracking wastewater on workers handling the material from creation at the pad to disposal at landfills.
Gov. Wolf has announced plans to introduce the Education Reinvestment Act, which, if passed, will go into effect on January 1, 2016. The majority of the estimated $1 billion revenue will be reinvested in PA's public school system. The funds will also be used to reinvest in environmental and regulatory programs.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for natural gas production. All that natural gas production means pipelines will need to be constructed to transport the gas to demanding markets.