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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 shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

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

The contaminated Bishop Tube former industrial site in Malvern, Pa. Environmentalists say DEP has neglected the cleanup over many years.

Court rejects developer’s effort to block protest against town homes plan

Delaware Riverkeeper Network says suit tried to silence its right to free speech
By Jon Hurdle

A 'mock' well pad in Tiadaghton State Forest, where the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is testing restoration techniques.

Bringing the forest back after shale gas

Pennsylvania is trying to figure out how to regrow forests after fracking
By Reid Frazier

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The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland.

Can social media actually help curb partisanship around issues like climate change?

New research shows social media platforms can be designed to help people with different political views learn about and discuss complex, controversial topics.

By Marie Cusick

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery accounts for almost 16 percent of the city's carbon footprint, according to a City report that describes how to make deep cuts in carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mixed reviews for a $120M renewable energy plant at Philly refinery

Philadelphia's largest air pollution source plans to host a facility that will convert food waste to natural gas
By Catalina Jaramillo

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

As public concern on PFAS rises, EPA urged to set enforceable health standard

At Congressional hearing, advocates say federal government needs to address contamination concerns
By Jon Hurdle

StateImpact’s ‘energy, explained’ podcast: Episode 1 — A very controversial pipeline

Pennsylvania’s most polarizing pipeline brings the fracking boom through Philadelphia’s suburbs. The neighbors aren’t happy. We explain.

By Scott Blanchard

An environmental clean-up crew works to remove gasoline fuel from an ETP pipeline spill in Darby creek in Tinicum Township, Pa. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Sunoco’s 12-inch pipeline leaked 33,000 gallons of gasoline into creek, PHMSA says

Ageing pipeline, which has leaked before, will be used to temporarily carry natural gas liquids
By Jon Hurdle
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