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File photo: The Environmental Protection Agency.

13 U.S. lawmakers call on EPA to release toxic chemical study 

Answers sought about whether report was withheld from public
By Jon Hurdle

This July 27, 2011 file photo shows a farmhouse in the background framed by pipes connecting pumps where the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas was underway at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa.
Updated: May 20, 2018 | 6:04 pm

Range Resources shareholders demand review of methane emissions  

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, could offset the lower carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas. The resolution, which passed with just more than 50 percent of shareholders’ votes, asks for reduction targets, among other things.

By Jon Hurdle

A coal barge along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh.

A drill rig in the Tiadaghton State Forest.

Voices of Energy: Mike Chicka

Field supervisor for McCutcheon Enterprises
By Amy Sisk

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Voices of Energy: Virginia McGrath

Energy auditor for Conservation Consultants Incorporated
By Amy Sisk

Voices of Energy: Hal Saville

Commercial energy project consultant for Energy Independent Solutions
By Amy Sisk

The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is shown Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Horsham, Pa. The military is checking whether chemicals from firefighting foam might have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide and potentially tainted drinking water, the Defense Department said.

White House feared PR ‘nightmare’ over agency’s stricter chemical limits, emails show

In Pennsylvania, two of the chemicals have been found at levels exceeding EPA guidelines near Warrington in Montgomery County, where the contamination of public and private water supplies has been blamed on the use of firefighting foams at several military bases.

By Jon Hurdle

StateImpact

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2. Sinkholes that opened in the area prompted the state's Public Utility Commission to order that an existing pipeline nearby, the Mariner East 1, be shut down until it could be determined that the sinkholes didn't threaten its safety. PUC on May 3 approved a re-start of Mariner East 1.
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