In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, coal jobs have disappeared as utilities move to cheaper natural gas. Now some worry that ambitious climate goals — and cheaper wind and solar — mean oil and gas jobs will be the next to go.
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Environmental groups cheered the plan, which calls for spending on everything from renewable energy to plugging old oil and gas wells that emit methane.
Alerted by high COVID ‘activity,’ state health officials visited Shell’s Beaver County ethane cracker
Largest construction site in the country had over 100 cases in December; photos show mask policy not always followed.
The company’s internal audit found it diverted or filled in over 28 acres of wetlands and 2,300 feet of streams in Pennsylvania.
A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production
“Our staff was alarmed by the whistleblower’s allegations and concerned for the safety of people living along the pathway of the Falcon Pipeline,” the DEP said in a letter to regulators and others.
The Department of Environmental Protection said the pipeline’s owner has put in enough safety precautions to make the ground beneath pipeline route stable.
An attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project, one of the groups that lobbied for the public comment period, said changes could be made to the permits as a result of the public comment.