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The issue stems from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law, which provided $11.3 billion dollars for states to clean up abandoned mine lands.
Lawmakers added the amendment to this unrelated bill in response to requests by the oil and gas industry.
DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.
In 2020, the total emissions of Pennsylvania’s top 10 power plants are equivalent to eight million cars on the road for a year, according to a recent report by PennEnvironment.
Environmental groups and researchers want to establish a baseline for the small pieces of plastic, so they can tell if nurdles are getting into the river from the massive plant.