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Pennsylvania State Rep. White Apologizes for Anonymously Attacking Shale Supporters Online

On May 29th, KDKA reported that Pennsylvania State Rep. Jesse White (D-Cecil) may have anonymously attacked local bloggers who supported the oil and gas industry.  Specifically, it alleged that Mr. White may have used various aliases to anonymously criticize industry supporters.  Energy In Depth traced the internet protocol (IP) addresses related to the anonymous posts and confirmed the posts were made by Representative White.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that after initially denying the accusations, Mr. White released a statement through the House Democratic caucus in which he acknowledged making the posts and apologized to two people.