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A yard sign opposing the planned PennEast pipeline. New Jersey officials said they need much more information before making a decision on permits.

Judge grants first eminent domain case to PennEast in Pennsylvania

Company says ruling will allow it complete surveys; N.J. landowners await ruling from another judge
By Jon Hurdle

On a tour of the energy facilities in Salem Township, Forbes Road Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Rosatti stops at a Mariner East 2 construction site. The Slickville Volunteer Fire Department would have jurisdiction over an incident here, but the Forbes Road department -- just six miles south -- would provide mutual aid, Rosatti said.

Two hurt in construction accident along Mariner East 2 near Pittsburgh

Contractors were struck by equipment
By Reid Frazier

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

Gov. Wolf on climate change: ‘We are having real problems’

Governor Tom Wolf said climate change is, “one of the big issues we have to deal with.”

By Marie Cusick

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

US Steel claims air pollution order could cost it $400 million

County says order is necessary to get region's air within federal pollution limits
By Reid Frazier

Cow bird at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Cow bird numbers have increased due to a warming climate.

Pennsylvania’s top fiscal watchdog to look at state response to climate change

Climate-related risks to Pennsylvanians include frequent extreme weather events, injury and death from those extreme weather events, threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress.

By Marie Cusick

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An aerial view of Mariner East 2 pipeline construction, adjacent to the Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon County August 24, 2018.

Mariner East pipelines: Judge reviews request for immediate shutdown

An administrative law judge for the state Public Utility Commission heard a second day of testimony Friday on whether to continue to allow operation of the controversial Mariner East pipelines while she reviews a request that the lines be permanently shut down. Several residents say Sunoco’s public awareness plan in the event of a leak is inadequate.

By Marie Cusick

Little Blue Run coal ash pond, on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

Activists gather outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord.

Pennsylvania lawmakers to continue climate change fight after Trump rolls back rules

One state senator said it's important that state and local governments act
By Lucy Perkins, WESA

Little Blue Run coal ash pond, on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

Leaky coal ash pond seeks new pollution permit from DEP

Permit will cover 16 newly discovered seeps coming out of Little Blue Run
By Reid Frazier

This photo taken May 5, 2014 shows the stacks of the Homer City Generating Station in Homer City, Pa. Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of “immediate and devastating” consequences from the Obama administration’s push to clean up pollution from coal. Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide pollution blowing into downwind states by 80 percent in less than a year, lawyers for EME Homer City Generation L.P. sued the Environmental Protection Agency to block the rule, saying it would cause a painful spike in electricity bills and grave harm to power producers like itself.

Climate petition calls on Pennsylvania to cut emissions through cap-and-trade system

Dozens of groups including environmental organizations, legal scholars, churches, and local governments argue Pennsylvania has the legal authority and constitutional duty to act on climate change.

By Marie Cusick
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