This is a video from my show Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.
In this video, I report about a new deregulation of the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania that was used immediately after it passed by a corporation that lobbied for it to sue scores of Pennsylvania families and a Pennsylvania business to get to the natural gas under their land, and give due credit to a PA House Republican who voted against it for now seeking cosponsors to repeal it.
Stay in touch on Twitter @CounterpointPA and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/... and stay tuned throughout this week for two more PA Headlines, The Breakdown, and Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week.
This week's show is expanding - rather than the usual four PA Headlines I've always done so far, I'm doing six PA Headlines this week, concluding with a new segment called Activism in Action that will now regularly conclude PA Headlines with a quick look at progressive protests around the state.
Still to come:
RIP Governor Scranton, a progressive Republican from an era when that was a thing
Activism in Action - protests call for legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania, for US Rep. Charlie Dent (R) to vote for the comprehensive immigration package passed by the US Senate, and more
A detailed look at the new state budget for the next fiscal year signed into law just last month
All that plus Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!