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HARRISBURG (AP) - State regulators have failed to prevent Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling industry from sickening people and poisoning air and water, a grand jury concluded in a report issued Thursday after a two-year investigation.

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HARRISBURG (AP) - State regulators have failed to prevent Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling industry from sickening people and poisoning air and water, a grand jury concluded in a report issued Thursday after a two-year investigation.

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HARRISBURG (AP) - The notion of banning fracking is dividing the Democrats running for president and increasingly dividing Democrats in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where fracking has vaulted it to the No. 2 natural gas producer behind Texas.

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HARRISBURG (AP) - Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania's state programs and county and municipal governments even as production grew from exploration in the vast Marcellus Shale reservoir, according to new state estimates.

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MONACA (AP) - President Donald Trump took credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tried to reinvigorate supporters in the rust belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016.

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More than $2.3 million in impact fees paid by Marcellus Shale drilling companies will benefit residents of the 63rd state House District, either through direct disbursements to municipalities or to the counties at large, said state Rep. Donna Oberlander.

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The last few years have drawn much chatter about the $6 billion ethane cracker plant, now under construction in Beaver County, and its potential repercussions for the area economy.

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The potential for a new cracker plant in Beaver County to ramp up the regional economy has been ballyhooed for more than two years as the project moves forward.