Federal Repeal Of Fracking Regulations Affects Relatively Small Portion Of PA Land


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A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site in Bradford County, PA.

You might have seen a headline last week about President Trump repealing fracking regulations.

Anything fracking-related is likely to turn heads in Pennsylvania. But the regulations in question had to do with fracking on federally owned land. Because of that, Trump’s action isn’t expected to significantly affect Pennsylvania, which had fewer than 10,000 acres of federal land with oil and gas leases as of fiscal year 2016, according to the Bureau of Land Management

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