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Our ultimate goal is to be both accountable for our coverage and transparent with our audience. To that end, any StateImpact story that requires a factual correction will be updated to reflect the change, and include an “editor’s note” to say what the nature of the correction or clarification was. For example:

We reported that a student at the for-profit Kaplan University had been seeking a law degree and had not been told that participation in the program would not allow him to take the bar exam in Iowa. We should have made clear that the student was enrolled in a B.A. program in paralegal studies, not in a law degree program.

In addition, all online errors that get corrected will be tagged and aggregated on this page.

Email Marie Cusick (marie_cusick(at) witf.org), Katie Colaneri (kcolaneri (at) whyy.org) or Susan Phillips (sphillips (at) whyy.org) with your requests for corrections or clarifications.

 

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Much of nation’s natural gas now comes from shale

Much of the natural gas in the United States now comes from shale gas wells, according to information released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Seven years ago, shale made up just 8 percent of the overall gas production for the United States, but last year it accounted for 40 percent of production– it’s [...]

Changing climate changing forests: How best to help Pennsylvania’s woods

In a 19th-century farmhouse deep in northern Pennsylvania’s Bradford County, Nancy Baker is looking at family photos dating back four generations. One shows her grandfather with a team of horses on clear cut land. Another shows her mother and aunt on the same farm as a small child. Baker also has a series of aerial [...]

Sunoco Logistics announces second, bigger natural gas liquids pipeline

Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics has announced a new $2.5 billion pipeline project to move natural gas liquids across the state. “Mariner East 2” would start in Ohio, bringing ethane and propane through West Virginia and western Pennsylvania to an industrial complex on the Delaware River. The 350-mile pipeline would run parallel to its predecessor, the Mariner [...]

What’s still at stake in the Act 13 court battle?

It appears that much of Pennsylvania’s two-year-old oil and gas law, known as Act 13, will remain intact despite a continuing court battle over its constitutionality. The Commonwealth Court issued an order this week stating the parties in the case have agreed to argue a narrow set of issues– not including Pennsylvania’s gas drilling impact fee, [...]

NPR: Protecting fuel supplies post-Sandy

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Philadelphia Energy Solutions was shut down during Hurricane Sandy. The refinery remained open, but did shut down some units. Other units remained in “standby” mode. One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard. The storm knocked out power for more than one [...]

Oil Trains Rumble Into Philly, Bringing Dakota Crude, Jobs And Safety Concerns

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Philadelphia Energy Solutions would be accepting trains carrying 70,000 gallons of crude oil each. The correct volume is 70,000 barrels. Robert King remembers the very first time he saw an oil train. “It was April 14, 2013.” King, a 17-year-old Philadelphian, is a “railfan,” the name [...]

Legislative Proposal Aims to Re-unite Landowners with Mineral Rights

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that the Hallowich family had a split estate. That’s not the case, the Hallowich’s retained their mineral rights and continue to receive royalties from natural gas production. Just as landowners across the state began to realize they were sitting on top of a lucrative slice of natural [...]

You Want Oil With That?

Correction: A previous version of this story stated the well produces 3/4 gallons of oil a day. The correct total is 3/4 barrels. Bradford, McKean County is littered with abandoned oil and gas wells. More than a third of the 8,200 known abandoned wells in Pennsylvania’s statewide database are located in McKean County. But drilling [...]

How Will Corbett’s Executive Order Change The Marcellus Permitting Process?

Clarification: this article has been updated to more accurately reflect the substance of the governor’s order. The AP airs environmentalists’ concerns over  Governor Corbett’s recent order directing the Department of Environmental Protection to “strive to process environmentally-protective applications as expeditiously as possible.” George Jugovic, who heads PennFuture, says he’s worried speed will trump safety. The order, signed July [...]

Commonwealth Court: Act 13′s Zoning Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated Commonwealth Court found Act 13 violated the state constitution’s right to clean air and water. In fact, the court rejected that claim. StateImpact Pennsylvania regrets the error. Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has thrown out restrictions on local governments’ ability to zone and regulate natural gas drilling. The limits [...]

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