A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale-based natural gas in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, in 2012.
A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale-based natural gas in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, in 2012. Keith Srakocic AP file
A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale-based natural gas in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, in 2012. Keith Srakocic AP file

Samantha J. Gross is a state government reporter for the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times bureau in Tallahassee, where she covers state government and politics. Before she moved to the Sunshine State, she covered breaking news at the Boston Globe and the Dallas Morning News.