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Updated: November 22, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Dimock residents, prosecutors and a utility met to discuss contaminated drinking water

Residents of a rural community whose drinking water has been contaminated for 14 years have met with high-level officials in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pipeline builder in Pennsylvania failed to safeguard residents, judge says

Sunoco Pipeline LP, the developer of a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that traverses southern Pennsylvania should have done more to protect the safety of more than 200 residents of an apartment complex.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Coal-fired power plants, including two in Pa., to close after new wastewater rule

The national impact of the wastewater rule is still coming into focus, but at least 26 plants in 14 states said they will stop burning coal, according to the Sierra Club, which has been tracking state regulatory filings.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Court: Town must turn over emails to gas pipeline builder

An apartment complex’s owners say pipeline construction has threatened the health and safety of the residents.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban

Senate Republicans say the Delaware River Basin Commission doesn’t have the authority to impose a moratorium on fracking in the basin.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Gas driller Cabot wants Dimock man thrown in jail for contempt

The company says Ray Kemble hasn’t shown up for depositions. Kemble said he couldn’t make the appointments because of his poor health.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press