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The energy industry is hardly thriving in Pennsylvania

The Post-Gazette’s Sept. 4 editorial regarding oil and gas well integrity reporting requirements in the commonwealth stated, “The energy industry is thriving in Pennsylvania.”

Let’s compare that verbiage to some recent, and more telling, news headlines in the paper. “U.S. oil drillers cut rigs as crude prices collapse.” “Energy industry pullback a profound shift for Pittsburgh railroads.” “Oversupply causing oil and natural gas drillers to scale back.” “Oil goes down and takes gas with it after Monday’s market selloff.” “Natural gas liquids not as shiny as they once were.”

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