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Wolf withdraws nomination to utility regulator after lawmakers threaten no vote

Wolf’s candidate is leading the administration’s effort to have the state join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which Republican lawmakers oppose.

By Rachel McDevitt

In RGGI fight escalation, GOP blocks Wolf’s nominations to utility regulator

The move shocked some environmental and consumer protection groups, who say Republicans are holding the Public Utility Commission hostage over an unrelated policy decision.

By Rachel McDevitt

PUC proposes $1M fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

Agency: internal study showed blast occurred in area rated "9 out of 9" for landslide risk
By Reid Frazier

Reform of secrecy law for Pa. utilities faces long odds despite agreement that it’s a problem

Lawmakers in both parties acknowledge the measure impedes government transparency and public safety, but powerful special interests stand in the way of any major changes.

By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA


Delaware County emergency chief says he couldn’t evacuate everyone if a major Mariner East pipeline leak occurred

At PUC hearing, official acknowledges Sunoco's outreach but expresses safety concerns
By Jon Hurdle

Pa. utility regulator says Sunoco must do more to share safety information on Mariner East project in Cumberland County

The order requires Sunoco to schedule a public awareness meeting and pay a $1,000 fine.

By Rachel McDevitt


Updated: August 28, 2019 | 4:59 pm

PUC’s review of pipeline safety regulation prompts attacks by residents, groups and lawmakers

Some argued for no added regulations, but most urged tighter curbs on the pipeline industry
By Jon Hurdle

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