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Battle escalates between driller and Pa. legislator

By Bob Downing Published: November 17, 2012

Was it the smaller-than-expected campaign donation he collected from a Range Resources event and declined request for a ride to the Super Bowl that sparked the conflict between the energy firm and outspoken Democratic Rep. Jesse White?

Or, as he describes, did his shift from someone who described Range in 2009 as a company "committed to doing all the right things" to one who skeptically questions it begin when the firm exerted legal pressure on local municipalities?

Whatever set off the ongoing and increasingly vitriolic dispute between Range and the Washington County legislator, it reached a tipping point with the company releasing a set of unflattering emails from Mr. White.

Click  here  to read the rest of the story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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