It’s warmer everywhere, and the rising temperatures are prompting government agencies to try to figure out what to do. For the first time, the state’s climate action plan will give advice to policy makers, people, businesses and communities.
A company is building a shale gas well a few hundred feet from the route, and hikers can’t help but notice it. But the trail already skirts roads, power lines, and a coal ash pile.
Natural has been hailed as a cleaner-burning fuel that’s better than coal, but researchers find methane leaks are doubling the climate footprint of gas
Toxic chemical study EPA is accused of blocking just came out. It calls for stricter drinking-water limits
The chemicals have been linked to hypertension, liver damage, elevated cholesterol, increased risk of thyroid disease, decreased fertility and some types of cancer. One environmental group wants the state to “re-evaluate whether there are more people at risk than they previously understood.”
Delaware Riverkeeper Network says “severe and ongoing” permit violations are causing “significant harm” to the river basin. It wants the commission to suspend Mariner East 2 construction.
Penn State research showed that decreased water quality near natural gas drilling sites is rare. Of the 1,385 gas wells examined, water contamination was found close to just seven drilling operations. Groundwater close to the other sites either improved or remained the same.