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Audio: Governor Wolf wants faster permitting for oil and gas

Gov. Tom Wolf’s efforts to speed up the state’s environmental permitting process was among the main topics of discussion on the latest broadcast of The Confluence, a news program on Pittsburgh’s 90.5 FM WESA. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Reid Frazier spoke about what impact Wolf’s efforts to hire 35 more Department of Environmental Protection inspectors, could have for the state’s [...]

Feds tighten rules for hazardous liquids pipelines such as Mariner East 2

Federal regulators published a new set of rules on Friday to strengthen the safety of pipelines carrying hazardous liquids such as crude oil and the natural gas liquids that would be pumped across Pennsylvania by the planned Mariner East 2 pipeline. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said operators of the approximately 200,000 [...]

New Pipeline Will Carry Gas From Pennsylvania To New York

The Associated Press reports on a planned $750 million pipeline that will carry natural gas from northeast Pennsylvania to New York, and how the project is getting wrapped up in the politics of the Cuomo Administration’s impending ruling on new hydraulic fracturing regulations. The Constitution Pipeline would run from Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania through New [...]

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