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A shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

This February 2018 photo shows the most recent proposed route for the PennEast pipeline through Albertine Anthony's farm in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The route cuts through a triangle of unfarmed wetland that is the source of Anthony's home water supply.
Updated: September 13, 2018 | 4:36 pm

FERC urged to block tree-cutting before final decisions on PennEast pipeline

The Delaware River Basin Commission said it thinks the company might want to start clearing trees before its project gets all necessary approvals. In part, the commission is worried about problems that could occur if the pipeline never gets built.

By Jon Hurdle

A natural gas pipeline explosion on Monday in Beaver County destroyed one home and also damaged power line towers such as this one.

Pipeline explosion: Part of line shut down during investigation

Heavy rain suspected of playing a role, as it did during earlier problems with the pipeline
By Reid Frazier

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 'mock' well pad in Tiadaghton State Forest, where the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is testing restoration techniques.

Bringing the forest back after shale gas

Pennsylvania is trying to figure out how to regrow forests after fracking
By Reid Frazier

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery accounts for almost 16 percent of the city's carbon footprint, according to a City report that describes how to make deep cuts in carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mixed reviews for a $120M renewable energy plant at Philly refinery

Philadelphia's largest air pollution source plans to host a facility that will convert food waste to natural gas
By Catalina Jaramillo

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

As public concern on PFAS rises, EPA urged to set enforceable health standard

At Congressional hearing, advocates say federal government needs to address contamination concerns
By Jon Hurdle

StateImpact’s ‘energy, explained’ podcast: Episode 1 — A very controversial pipeline

Pennsylvania’s most polarizing pipeline brings the fracking boom through Philadelphia’s suburbs. The neighbors aren’t happy. We explain.

By Scott Blanchard

Introducing ‘energy, explained,’ a podcast from StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is kind of a big deal when it comes to energy. From fracking to coal to renewables to nuclear, the Keystone State has it all. A new podcast takes you behind the biggest stories.

By Scott Blanchard

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County.

Repeal of the Clean Power Plan could mean more pollution for PA

New rule would give states the authority to set limits for individual coal-fired plants
By Reid Frazier
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