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The Horsham Air Guard Station in Bucks County, Pa. where the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam has been linked with contamination of local water supplies.

Wolf sets up government panel to study PFAS chemicals

Contamination has been found at sites including Montgomery, Bucks and Franklin counties. Pennsylvania doesn’t have health limits on the chemicals, and a Wolf administration spokesman said the governor wants the state to establish such limits.

By Jon Hurdle

Natural gas wells in Springville Township, Pa.

Shale industry: taxpayers should foot part of the bill for oil and gas oversight

The gas trade group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says it pays for nearly all Pennsylvania’s oil and gas program, but it only accounts for part of the program’s work.

By Marie Cusick

Methane leaks throughout the entire process of developing natural gas-- from well sites, to storage and processing facilities and pipelines.

DEP moving forward with emission rules for existing oil and gas sources

The rules the DEP is crafting for existing sources will target volatile organic compounds

By Marie Cusick

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Lebanon County August 24, 2018

Cumberland County criticizes Mariner East 2 pipeline builder for dodging safety questions

Cumberland County commissioners say the company has turned a deaf ear to residents’ safety concerns

By Marie Cusick

A plane takes off from Philadelphia International Airport which is located near the Delaware River.

Rising sea levels could affect your flight. Airports at water’s edge are trying to make sure they don’t

Thirteen U.S. airports have runways that could be underwater by mid-century. Airports are working on ways to protect electrical equipment and infrastructure.

By Susan Phillips

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A shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

This February 2018 photo shows the most recent proposed route for the PennEast pipeline through Albertine Anthony's farm in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The route cuts through a triangle of unfarmed wetland that is the source of Anthony's home water supply.
Updated: September 13, 2018 | 4:36 pm

FERC urged to block tree-cutting before final decisions on PennEast pipeline

The Delaware River Basin Commission said it thinks the company might want to start clearing trees before its project gets all necessary approvals. In part, the commission is worried about problems that could occur if the pipeline never gets built.

By Jon Hurdle

A natural gas pipeline explosion on Monday in Beaver County destroyed one home and also damaged power line towers such as this one.

Pipeline explosion: Part of line shut down during investigation

Heavy rain suspected of playing a role, as it did during earlier problems with the pipeline
By Reid Frazier

An example of the solid chemicals and brine that are removed from fracking fluid.
Updated: September 14, 2018 | 3:51 pm

More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says

Companies are allowed to protect trade secrets, and the health risks of unidentified chemicals are unknown. Advocates push for disclosure, saying the public needs to know about the chemicals in order to help protect drinking water.

By Jon Hurdle

A sign marking the right of way for the Mariner East pipeline in Lebanon County.
Updated: September 10, 2018 | 8:09 pm

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation

An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline exploded this morning, destroying one home, no injuries reported
By Susan Phillips and Reid Frazier
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