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The proposed PennEast pipeline would pass through the fields of the Christman farm, seen from the intersection of Station Street and Pohopoco Drive in Lehighton.
Updated: August 14, 2018 | 9:40 am

FERC sued over PennEast approval after denying rehearing requests

Environmental groups say regulator failed to consider climate impacts and need for pipeline
By Jon Hurdle

Crews demonstrate Pennsylvania's one-call program Friday at a Columbia Gas training facility in Beaver County.

Dolphins swim in the Shrewsbury River Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Sea Bright, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A missing gene could make marine mammals more vulnerable to common pesticides

Organophosphates drain off farms and make their way to the ocean, where they could be harming sea creatures like whales, dolphins and manatees.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Tank Creek was classified as an exceptional value stream by DEP in October 2017. It feeds into the Delaware River.

In the Poconos, a fight simmers over ‘exceptional’ streams

Six creeks recently gained special protection from the state. But some local businesses and landowners say the rules go too far.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Early in the morning, Duquesne Light crews prepare their trucks for the day ahead installing new transformers, poles and auto-switches to reroute power around outages.

As more storms roll in, how will power companies keep the lights on?

Significant power outages have increased across the state. The Public Utility Commission warns that utilities might not be prepared to handle frequent severe weather.

By Amy Sisk

Construction on the Mariner East 2 pipeline has faced myriad problems, including damaged water supplies and sinkholes in a residential neighborhood in Chester County.

DEP fines Sunoco for damaging drinking water in Berks, Chester and Lebanon counties in 2017

Construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline resulted in cloudy water for some; others lost use of their wells
By Susan Phillips

Ellen Gerhart has been battling with Sunoco Logistics over the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline on their property in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Mariner East 2 pipeline opponent jailed, fined for violating court order

Pipeline opponent Ellen Gerhart must pay $2,000 fine, and spend two-six months in jail.

By Marie Cusick

Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline construction on Pennell Road in Middletown Township. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

PUC allows restart of Mariner East 2 construction in parts of Chester County

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.

By Susan Phillips

File photo: Michael Hall, 2, pulls down the edge of the pool while others swim on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Philadelphia. Climate change has already brought hotter weather to the state, where some areas have warmed 2 degrees in 30 years.

In rarity for GOP, Fitzpatrick pushes for carbon tax to cut greenhouse gas emissions

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.

By Aaron Moselle

In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, an Exelon Corp. employee walks past equipment in the turbine building at the Oyster Creek Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, N.J. Shutting down the site of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant will take 60 years and cost $1.4 billion, according to a plan filed May 21, 2018, by a subsidiary of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. and under review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Sale of Oyster Creek nuclear plant could speed decommissioning by decades

Environmentalists happy facility would be cleaned up faster than originally planned, but concerned about details
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight