A state court on Tuesday denied an application to temporarily block a permit for construction of a wastewater plant in the town of Dimock,
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As Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates push more gas production, report collects studies that show fracking harms
Anti-fracking groups say some aspects of the industry can’t be effectively regulated.
Lord Nicholas Stern said fossil fuels must be phased out. “So the question is how you slow down and where you slow down.”
In Pennsylvania, Ukraine invasion and urgent climate report drive new interest in renewables, efficiency
With natural gas prices rising and amid another report stressing the urgency of cutting carbon emissions, it’s a ‘reasonable reaction’ that people would look to renewables and efficiency measures, one analyst said.
Among other things, lawmakers want to end drilling ban on state lands, and urge New York and New Jersey to allow new pipelines for Pennsylvania natural gas.
An agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General’s office means PennEast won’t take the lands to build the pipeline, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it could use eminent domain to acquire the state land for the project.
One environmental group has consistently advocated for stricter limits than what the agency is recommending.
The troubled and long-delayed project pumps natural gas liquids more than 300 miles across 17 southern Pennsylvania counties to a Delaware County terminal, where most of the fuel is exported for plastics manufacturing.
Delaware County’s district attorney said contamination could have been prevented if companies that made the chemicals “had been honest with consumers.”
A proposed state regulation is expected this year that would set health limits for some of the chemicals, which have been linked to serious illnesses.