Organophosphates drain off farms and make their way to the ocean, where they could be harming sea creatures like whales, dolphins and manatees.
Six creeks recently gained special protection from the state. But some local businesses and landowners say the rules go too far.
Significant power outages have increased across the state. The Public Utility Commission warns that utilities might not be prepared to handle frequent severe weather.
Pipeline opponent Ellen Gerhart must pay $2,000 fine, and spend two-six months in jail.
The agency agreed to have Sunoco continue construction at eight of 12 locations, where a judge halted work due to public safety and environmental concerns.
Companies would be taxed based on greenhouse gases released when fuel is burned. The tradeoff is that the Environmental Protection Agency would lose some regulatory authority.