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Coterra Will Still Be Allowed to Frack for Gas on Off-Limits Land in NE Pennsylvania Around Dimock

Susan Phillips
StateImpact PA
Gas drilling in Dimock has drawn both national and international attention. Here, actor Mark Ruffalo attends a rally in the village after the DEP decided Cabot could end free water deliveries.

A major natural gas producer will be allowed to extract natural gas from a previously off-limits section of land in Northeast Pennsylvania, which was featured in the HBO documentary Gasland. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports the change is part of a deal that held the company responsible for polluting water supplies.

(Original air-date: 12/18/22)

Susan Phillips tells stories about the consequences of political decisions on people's every day lives. She has worked as a reporter for WHYY since 2004. Susan's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election resulted in a story on the front page of the New York Times. In 2010 she traveled to Haiti to cover the earthquake. That same year she produced an award-winning series on Pennsylvania's natural gas rush called "The Shale Game." Along with her reporting partner Scott Detrow, she won the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also won several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact. She recently returned from a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, she earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from George Washington University.