HARRISBURG (AP) - The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is challenging new state regulations that govern surface development of shale gas wells, saying they threaten jobs and investment by adding up to $2 million to the cost of drilling a well.

Energy companies in the Marcellus Shale, the nation's largest natural gas field, filed suit against the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the state's Environmental Quality Board over rules that took effect last week, calling them financially burdensome, vague and unlawful.

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