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The Horsham Air Guard Station in Bucks County, Pa. where the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam has been linked with contamination of local water supplies.

Wolf sets up government panel to study PFAS chemicals

Contamination has been found at sites including Montgomery, Bucks and Franklin counties. Pennsylvania doesn’t have health limits on the chemicals, and a Wolf administration spokesman said the governor wants the state to establish such limits.

By Jon Hurdle

Natural gas wells in Springville Township, Pa.

Shale industry: taxpayers should foot part of the bill for oil and gas oversight

The gas trade group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, says it pays for nearly all Pennsylvania’s oil and gas program, but it only accounts for part of the program’s work.

By Marie Cusick

Methane leaks throughout the entire process of developing natural gas-- from well sites, to storage and processing facilities and pipelines.

DEP moving forward with emission rules for existing oil and gas sources

The rules the DEP is crafting for existing sources will target volatile organic compounds

By Marie Cusick

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Lebanon County August 24, 2018

Cumberland County criticizes Mariner East 2 pipeline builder for dodging safety questions

Cumberland County commissioners say the company has turned a deaf ear to residents’ safety concerns

By Marie Cusick

A plane takes off from Philadelphia International Airport which is located near the Delaware River.

Rising sea levels could affect your flight. Airports at water’s edge are trying to make sure they don’t

Thirteen U.S. airports have runways that could be underwater by mid-century. Airports are working on ways to protect electrical equipment and infrastructure.

By Susan Phillips

An example of the solid chemicals and brine that are removed from fracking fluid.
Updated: September 14, 2018 | 3:51 pm

More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says

Companies are allowed to protect trade secrets, and the health risks of unidentified chemicals are unknown. Advocates push for disclosure, saying the public needs to know about the chemicals in order to help protect drinking water.

By Jon Hurdle

A sign marking the right of way for the Mariner East pipeline in Lebanon County.
Updated: September 10, 2018 | 8:09 pm

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation

An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline exploded this morning, destroying one home, no injuries reported
By Susan Phillips and Reid Frazier

The contaminated Bishop Tube former industrial site in Malvern, Pa. Environmentalists say DEP has neglected the cleanup over many years.

Court rejects developer’s effort to block protest against town homes plan

Delaware Riverkeeper Network says suit tried to silence its right to free speech
By Jon Hurdle

An environmental clean-up crew works to remove gasoline fuel from an ETP pipeline spill in Darby creek in Tinicum Township, Pa. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Sunoco’s 12-inch pipeline leaked 33,000 gallons of gasoline into creek, PHMSA says

Ageing pipeline, which has leaked before, will be used to temporarily carry natural gas liquids
By Jon Hurdle

Construction takes place in December 2017 at the site of Shell's ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.

Trump lifts steel quota Toomey said could hurt Shell’s ethane cracker

The action will allow pipes made with Brazilian steel, held up in U.S. customs, to head for the western Pennsylvania construction site.

By Reid Frazier
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