Pennsylvania regulators are moving ahead with regulations for conventional oil and natural gas producers, with tentative plans to unveil the rulemaking package next year as legislative efforts continue to fail. 

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The Republican-controlled general assembly sent another bill last week to establish regulations for legacy exploration and production (E&P) operators to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who is expected to veto it. Senate Bill (SB) 790 “does not adequately protect the environment and the public health and safety of the citizens of the commonwealth and would contribute to a legacy of environmental degradation,” Wolf’s Deputy Press Secretary Elizabeth Rementer told NGI’s Shale Daily

Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, SB 790 would relax well...