Gov. Tom Wolf met Chester County residents at a pipeline construction site. After one resident expressed concerns about pipeline safety, Wolf said, “I fully agree that we should do a better job but we disagree on whether we should keep doing this or not.”
Environmental Integrity Project is calling on the state to help fix Harrisburg’s sewer and stormwater system. The water authority is considering adding a stormwater impact fee to city residents and property owners to help pay for upgrades.
Council members wavered at the hearing — fearing a lawsuit if they passed the ban. But inspired by nearly two hours of impassioned speeches, they voted to pass it, though it would not be enacted until the end of the state moratorium on such bans.
Researchers found that more than 30,000 lives could be saved annually if air pollution standards were more stringent.