Scott Blanchard

Scott Blanchard became StateImpact Pennsylvania’s editor in November 2017. He had been enterprise editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record, where he led the newsroom’s investigative and projects reporting. The team produced investigations with statewide impact on subjects including domestic violence, gun laws and clergy abuse. Blanchard arrived in York in 2001 and helped lead national award-winning coverage of the 30-year-old York riots murders investigation. In years since, he has focused on narrative storytelling, ethics and training, with special emphasis on trauma journalism. He was a 2013 Ochberg Fellow, receiving training at Columbia University in PTSD science, self-help and peer support. He led a team that created a trauma awareness/peer-support program in Digital First Media in 2014. Under new owner Gannett, he helped and/or led trauma awareness and peer support training at newsrooms in York, Wilmington, Del., St. Cloud, Minn., Wausau, Wisc. and Milwaukee, Wisc. as well as at the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association in Harrisburg. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (2015-16). Blanchard grew up in Rockville, Md. and is a University of Missouri graduate.

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Ellen Gerhart, fighting pipeline on family’s land, jailed for allegedly violating court order

Sunoco said the 63-year-old interfered with workers at the site, and should be held in contempt of court. Her daughter said the allegations are a form of retaliation.

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Feds charge 5 with scheme to get around Clean Air Act

They allegedly tampered with diesel trucks
By Scott Blanchard

Micro-wind turbines and solar panels installed at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia generate renewable energy. The state's Climate Action Plan recommends rooftop solar and more energy efficient buildings.

Conservatives join forces, seek a voice in energy-issues debate

New group wants energy choices to be 'all of the above'
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In this April 23, 2010 photo, a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site is seen near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But freeing it requires a powerful drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or

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Gov. Tom Wolf said he could not remember a campaign pledge he made to join a regional effort to cap carbon emissions.

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