Applications for certain things in environmental justice areas — like landfills or coal mines — are on a “trigger permit list” and get more scrutiny from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The state’s Public Utility Commission said people are not in “imminent danger” from the exposed pipe. But a township supervisor said she’s concerned and wants the situation treated with urgency.
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A family of chemicals — known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases — has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
Young activists are organizing rallies on climate change throughout the county. The organizers in Pittsburgh want to mobilize people their own age who are passionate about the environment to turn out at the polls.
A company cut trees for a pipeline that hasn’t been approved. The landowners just filed for compensation
The Constitution Pipeline is not built two years after crews cut more than 500 trees on northeast Pennsylvania property. The company says it is trying to get approval and still plans to build the line.
Sunoco spilled 25-30 gallons of drilling fluid into Raystown Lake in December, and divers are now assessing impacts to the lake bottom.
The settlements went to eight families who began complaining about their water quality in early 2011, shortly after Rex began drilling gas wells near their homes. Some still get theirs from donations at a nearby church.
As more plastic trash makes its way from city and town storm water drains to the ocean, a movement grows to focus on where the garbage is coming from.