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Harrisburg, Pa. – Last week, Pa. Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 790, a piece of legislation that would enact the Conventional Oil and Gas Wells Act. The act would govern Pennsylvania's shallow-well oil and gas industry, taking away some of the state Department of Environmental Protection's authority to subject the industry to regulations. The Senate argued that the DEP is currently unfairly applying unconventional deep-well drilling regulations to shallow-well operations.

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Those hoping that a vote for Joe Biden would be a ticket to normalcy will be disappointed. “At this moment of profound crisis,” the Biden-Harris transition website states, “we have the opportunity to build a more resilient, sustainable economy – one that will put the U.S. on an irreversible path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050.”

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On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (Janus v. AFSCME), ruling that public-sector unions cannot compel non-member employees to pay fees covering the costs of non-political union activities. This decision overturned precedent established in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education in 1977.

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New music is out now from Gwen Stefani, Shaggy and Dee Snider, along with a new video for a Vince Guaraldi Christmas classic. Rick Damigella has a preview.

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Cuban officials say they are seeing a surge in drug smuggling boats headed to the US but hope the incoming Biden administration will resume a joint Obama-era effort to increase cooperation on counter narcotics activity. In exclusive footage, Cuban officials show CNN three tons of recently ca…