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Environmentalists call for full fracking ban in the Delaware River watershed

The Delaware River Basin Commission has a de facto ban on fracking in place, but it is considering new rules that would include allowing the storage, treatment, and disposal of fracking waste, and the removal of water for fracking in other places.

By Joe Hernandez/WHYY

Updated: May 6, 2019 | 4:12 pm

PFAS chemicals have contaminated 17 sites in Pennsylvania, data shows

Mapping of public data shows PFAS-contaminated sites exist across the country
By Jon Hurdle

Pennsylvania commits to Paris Agreement climate goals; state’s plan calls for 80 percent carbon cuts by 2050

Pennsylvania becomes the 24th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance
By Susan Phillips

Suburban Philadelphia state senators seek answers from DEP chief over Mariner East pipeline

The lawmakers say Patrick McDonnell's re-appointment should be delayed until pipeline investigations are complete
By Susan Phillips

Updated: April 16, 2019 | 9:07 am

Wolf’s PFAS Action Team gives update on water-testing plans to frustrated Pa. residents

The state’s actions include sampling urine, dust, and water from Bucks and Montgomery county residents whose blood was already tested. Some people at Monday’s meeting said Pennsylvania isn’t moving fast enough to deal with the family of toxic chemicals.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Updated: April 12, 2019 | 7:42 pm

DEP to begin statewide sampling for six PFAS chemicals

Year-long program to focus on sources of likely contamination including military bases and airports
By Jon Hurdle