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In this file photo, Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2, 2018 after sinkholes opened in the area. That caused one of the ME2 project's many delays.
Updated: November 12, 2019 | 5:57 pm

Associated Press: FBI is investigating Wolf administration’s issuing of Mariner East pipeline permits

The Associated Press cites three sources who say FBI agents have interviewed current or former state employees in recent weeks about the Mariner East project and the construction permits.

By Staff

Sen. Pat Toomey speaks in Harrisburg on Nov. 8, 2019. He sponsored a bill aimed at barring future presidents from banning fracking.

Toomey takes preventative measures as Dems call for fracking bans

Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator has introduced a resolution he hopes will enable Congress to defeat future presidents’ fracking bans in court.

By Katie Meyer

Members of the environmental group Philly Thrive took over a meeting about the legacy of clean-up at the PES Refinery.
Updated: November 8, 2019 | 10:38 am

Activists take over meeting on Philly refinery cleanup, demand public involvement

One protester said, “Ain’t no meeting going on if you’re not going to do it the way it’s supposed to be done. We were supposed to be part of the process — we’re going to be part of the process or ain’t going to be no process,”

By Catalina Jaramillo

A sign on Stagecoach Road in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, shows local opposition to the PennEast pipeline.

Delaware Township, NJ is one of 27 towns along the route of the proposed PennEast pipeline.

FILE PHOTO: In an Aug, 26, 2007 file photo, Robert Murray, center, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., smiles while talking to Dave Canning, left, and Mike Glassom, right, two miners in charge of drilling bore holes into the Crandall Canyon M before a news conference northwest of Huntington, Utah.

‘I’m fighting for … my company’: Despite bankruptcy and illness, Bob Murray remains a loud voice for coal

His close ties to President Trump gave him a voice in helping shape the administration’s approach to a coal industry that nevertheless remains in decline — and Murray Energy appears to be the latest casualty.

By Jeff Brady/NPR

A basket of crabs caught on the Delaware bayshore.

Little Blue Run coal ash impoundment.

Trump administration proposes rollbacks for two Obama-era coal pollution rules

Rules on coal ash ponds, wastewater from coal-fired power plants are targetted
By Reid Frazier

Researcher Sherri Mason wants to provide data on what kind of plastic is being found in rivers so municipal leaders can make better decisions on regulating plastic waste.

Plastics can break down into tiny pieces by the time they hit the Great Lakes. This Penn State researcher wants to know what they are before they degrade

Sherri Mason said policymakers ask how much of plastic pollution comes from bags or bottles — and she can’t answer. So she’s working to find out.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

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