LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, has been used to signify green buildings. The certification now includes cities focused on sustainability.
In the Marcellus Shale region, the increases were the smallest among six areas studied. Researchers expect water use to keep going up.
In some cases, people waited until later in the day to go swimming, or reported having to head for deeper water to fish. Some people chose to leave the area entirely and not return.
Organophosphates drain off farms and make their way to the ocean, where they could be harming sea creatures like whales, dolphins and manatees.
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.
Family’s fight with driller illustrates legal loophole that exposes Native American, historical sites
Companies don’t have to check for archaeological importance before starting work. And even if a site does have historic significance, the law requires no action. “You could bulldoze it away if you wanted to,” one archaeologist said.
A decline in drilling amid low natural gas prices, and a moratorium on leasing of state land, have put a damper on its development in forests.