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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.
Marcellus Shale production is expected to continue, an industry analyst said, and “we’re rapidly approaching a point where you may need to build capacity out of the Marcellus all the way to the Gulf Coast, and that’s an expensive proposition.”
Environmentalists called Pruitt a ‘disgrace’ who favored industry while enriching himself as the EPA’s administrator. A union leader representing EPA workers in Philadelphia said he hopes the change brings ‘normalcy’ and helps restore America’s confidence in the agency.
It’s a menace to grapes and orchards, among other things, and millions of dollars are being spent to kill it. One person on the front line of the fight says, “I’ve never seen an insect situation like this before.”
It’s warmer everywhere, and the rising temperatures are prompting government agencies to try to figure out what to do. For the first time, the state’s climate action plan will give advice to policy makers, people, businesses and communities.
Penn State research showed that decreased water quality near natural gas drilling sites is rare. Of the 1,385 gas wells examined, water contamination was found close to just seven drilling operations. Groundwater close to the other sites either improved or remained the same.
The commission modified an order by an administrative law judge that had stopped work on ME2 and shut down ME1. It wants more information before deciding whether construction on ME2 can resume.