Sen. Camera Bartolotta, Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, Sen. Camera Bartolotta, a Republican who leases nine acres to companies for gas drilling, has sponsored legislation over the past several years to clarify liability for fracking companies using treated mine water and to encourage fracking in Pennsylvania state forests. The senator said she asked for conflict-of-interest rulings regarding both proposals, and was given the all-clear in both cases. The mine water bill passed, and the state forest resolution remains pending.
Reporting by the Center for Public Integrity’s Liz Essley Whyte and David Jordan; The Associated Press’ Summer Ballentine, Ryan J. Foley, Michelle Price, Holly Ramer, Gary Robertson, Mark Scolforo, Brian Slodysko.
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