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A Big Slowdown In Pennsylvania Fracking

Jerry Lee Edwards, 73, sits in his Waynesburg, Pennsylvania store, where he sold work clothes to natural gas workers. His business, which is closing this spring, is one of the casulaties of the slowdown in Pennsylvania's once booming natural gas industry. Photo: Reid Frazier
Jerry Lee Edwards, 73, sits in his Waynesburg, Pennsylvania store, where he sold work clothes to natural gas workers. His business, which is closing this spring, is one of the casulaties of the slowdown in Pennsylvania's once booming natural gas industry. Photo: Reid Frazier

A steady drop in natural gas prices has forced energy companies drilling in Pennsylvania to layoff workers and shut down operations. For the drilling hotspot Marcellus Shale, that means a big change to the local economy.

Reid Frazier from the Allegheny Front at WESA in Pittsburgh reports.

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