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The Schuylkill river at dusk in Philadelphia. The river is a popular fishing spot. In 2018, the New Jersey DEP began testing fish for the family of chemicals known as PFAS and issued fish advisories. New Jersey has stricter limits on PFAS exposure than Pennsylvania.

New Jersey DEP: Five companies must pay for PFAS contamination

First-in-nation directive on curbing toxic chemicals requires details of manufacture, use and discharge of the chemicals.

By Jon Hurdle

An abandoned well in McKean County.

State reaches $7M agreement over 1,400 abandoned oil and gas wells

Alabama company has until 2033 to plug wells or put them back into production
By Reid Frazier

In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 photo, a woman leaves a Tops supermarket with bottled water that is being supplied to residents in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. PFOA, long used in the manufacuring of Teflon pans, Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax, and many other products has turned up in the water in factory towns around the country like Hoosick Falls, impacting drinking water.

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Cheryl Hurt of Clairton at a press conference to discuss air pollution from US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Residents, environmental groups call for Clairton plant to go on ‘hot idle’

If the plant is allowed to maintain production while it fixes damaged pollution controls, a state representative said, it means choosing business over residents’ health, “and we’re here to say that that is not the case anymore.”

By Reid Frazier

Energy Transfer, the parent company of Mariner East 2 pipeline builder, Sunoco, works at Snitz Creek in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County after a drilling mud spill during the summer.

Mariner East 2 pipeline is up and running, Sunoco says

The project faced multiple regulatory setbacks and was already 18 months behind schedule when it missed a September start-up target. It still faces a hearing before the PUC and a criminal investigation by the Chester County district attorney.

By Scott Blanchard

Yellow markers show the right of way for the Mariner East pipeline in Lebanon County.

PUC panel sees ‘statewide concern’ with pipeline corrosion after ME1 leak

Investigators propose a ‘remaining life study’ for ageing pipeline
By Jon Hurdle

Gina Catanzarite, writer and producer, and Glenn Syska, director of photography and editor, on the “set” of their documentary, “Downstream.”

“Downstream” documentary looks at pollution in Pennsylvania’s water

Producer: State could be success story, or cautionary tale
By Kara Holsopple, The Allegheny Front

State representative Glenn Holmes (3rd from right) has introduced two bills in the Ohio House of Representatives meant to rein in injection wells.

Fracking wastewater from Pa. often ends up in Ohio. Some residents say they’ve had enough

Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons of frack waste that were injected into underground wells in Ohio.

By Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks Friday at a conference hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance in Pittsburgh.

Zinke talks LNG exports, pipeline constraints, offshore wind in PA visit

Energy production could help U.S. national security, interior secretary said
By Amy Sisk