Northeast

Energy

'Gasland' driller faces criminal charges

One of Pennsylvania's biggest gas drillers is facing newer allegations of pollution in a rural community where it is already charged with fouling residents’ drinking water wells with high levels of methane.

Politics

NY mask mandate goes into effect amid omicron threat

New York’s new mask mandate goes into effect Monday, with Gov. Kathy Hochul requiring individuals to wear face coverings inside all indoor public places in an effort to combat what officials expect to be a winter surge of COVID-19.