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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, of Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district, (center) and Rep. Dan Kildee, from Michigan’s 5th congressional district listen as Joseph J. Nolan, a county consulting engineer for Warminster Township in Pennsylvania, explains how the new water treatment system on Well 10 works to remove the PFAS contamination.

A tributary of Cedar Creek in Allentown that is part of the Delaware Watershed.

The Schuylkill river at dusk in Philadelphia. The river is a popular fishing spot. In 2018, the New Jersey DEP began testing fish for the family of chemicals known as PFAS and issued fish advisories. New Jersey has stricter limits on PFAS exposure than Pennsylvania.

New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination

The lawsuit alleges eight companies engaged in consumer and environmental fraud
By Susan Phillips

The site of an explosion of the Energy Transfer Partners Revolution Pipeline, Center Township, Beaver County.

DEP orders Energy Transfer to restore streams it ‘illegally eliminated’ in Western Pa.

Agency says company filled in thousands of feet of streambed, altered stream length for 120 waterways
By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

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The Svínafellsjökull glacier in Iceland. Glacial retreat is among the most visible impacts of climate change. Since the early twentieth century, with few exceptions, glaciers around the world have been retreating at unprecedented rates.

Confronting climate change: WITF Smart Talk

Hear from people in different walks of life dealing with climate change.

By Marie Cusick

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, of Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district, (center) and Rep. Dan Kildee, from Michigan’s 5th congressional district listen as Joseph J. Nolan, a county consulting engineer for Warminster Township in Pennsylvania, explains how the new water treatment system on Well 10 works to remove the PFAS contamination.

Providing PFAS-free water to customers in Warminster, Horsham comes at a price

Toxic chemicals in the PFAS family don’t break down in the environment and can contaminate drinking water. For one municipality, the cost of cleaning up that water has run into the millions of dollars.

By Dana Bate, WHYY

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Range Resources turned down in request to see reporters’ documents, communications with sources

Judge rules natural gas company's request would break law on protecting confidential sources
By Reid Frazier

Patrick Whittaker of Solar States installs solar panels on the roof of a home in Bryn Mawr.

‘What does the science say?’: Bipartisan group of legislators reintroduces bills to get Pennsylvania 100% powered by renewable energy

The measures include language creating a Just Transition Community Advisory Committee, to help ensure workers displaced from fossil fuel industries find new jobs.

By Marie Cusick

An oil and gas well in Forward Township, Allegheny County. Photo: Reid R. Frazier
Updated: May 7, 2019 | 9:47 am

EQT fined $330K for erosion violations in Allegheny County

Driller blames record rainfall for problems at sites
By Reid Frazier
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