We're slowing down fracking in Pennsylvania.
In 2016, when a new set of environmental and health safeguards were added to the books to help protect Pennsylvanians from fracking. This included a policy that PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center pushed for over many years: banning fracking's dangerous open-air waste pits. These toxic pits can be larger than a football field, and hold millions of gallons of fracking wastewater laced with all typed of contaminants and carcinogens. There is always more work to be done to protect Pennsylvania from fracking, but 2016 saw an important step in the right direction.