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TribLIVE
EPA, methane & health“EPA releases rules to curb methane emissions from oil, gas industry” : The me
EPA, methane & health
TribLIVE / Posted 5 hours ago
“EPA releases rules to curb methane emissions from oil, gas industry” : The methane regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency are an achievable standard that will do more than curb climate change; they will have a positive impact... Read more
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York Daily Record
DEP will hold 'listening session' for York County residents to voice questions, concerns about EPA Clean Power PlanOn a cold morning about 10 degrees in winter 2013, PPL Brunner Island Coal fire
DEP will hold 'listening session' for York County residents to voice questions, concerns about EPA Clean Power Plan
York Daily Record / Posted 10 hours ago
On a cold morning about 10 degrees in winter 2013, PPL Brunner Island Coal fired plant emits white steam but because it is backlit by the sun and so dense it looks dark. The power plant, which is currently converting to also burn natural gas, will... Read more
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York Daily Record
Miller Chemical water woes may be overWater woes brought on by the Miller Chemical fire in June may have come to an e
Miller Chemical water woes may be over
York Daily Record / Posted 18 hours ago
Water woes brought on by the Miller Chemical fire in June may have come to an end this week. The last of the contaminated runoff being stored in tanks at the Miller Chemical site in Conewago Township has been removed from the site for treatment and... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Miller Chemical water woes may be overWater woes brought on by the Miller Chemical fire in June may have come to an e
Miller Chemical water woes may be over
The Evening Sun / Posted 19 hours ago
Water woes brought on by the Miller Chemical fire in June may have come to an end this week. The last of the contaminated runoff being stored in tanks at the Miller Chemical site in Conewago Township has been removed from the site for treatment and... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
School’s out for ... water leak at TCCSTCCS CEO Dr. Doug Allen made the decision to cancel classes after water problem
School’s out for ... water leak at TCCS
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
TCCS CEO Dr. Doug Allen made the decision to cancel classes after water problems worsened at the end of the school day Tuesday. The cancellation does not impact any other schools in the county. All day, school and borough officials dealt with a... Read more
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WJAC 6 Johnstown
Debate over fluoride in drinking water continues in BellefonteUpdated: Tuesday, September 1 2015, 10:09 PM EDTBy: Sara Small BELLEFONTE, Pa.
Debate over fluoride in drinking water continues in Bellefonte
WJAC 6 Johnstown / Posted 2 days ago
Updated: Tuesday, September 1 2015, 10:09 PM EDTBy: Sara Small BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The Bellefonte Borough Authority held a meeting on Tuesday night to discuss possible changes coming to the town's water supply, which could affect your pearly... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Baker announces funding for abandoned mine reclamation project in Hamilton TownshipHARRISBURG - Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) announced state funding
Baker announces funding for abandoned mine reclamation project in Hamilton Township
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 5 days ago
HARRISBURG - Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) announced state funding in the amount of $514,683.20 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Hamilton Township, Tioga County,... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Marcus Hook's fortunes rest on new buried treasure: gasOut on the dark waters of the Delaware River, massive freighters glide up and d
Marcus Hook's fortunes rest on new buried treasure: gas
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 6 days ago
Out on the dark waters of the Delaware River, massive freighters glide up and down the waterway. Each of these ships is almost twice the length of a football field, rises some eight stories from the waterline and weighs in at more than 20,000 tons —... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Pa. designates money for mine reclamationThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is providing $514,683 f
Pa. designates money for mine reclamation
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is providing $514,683 for an abandoned mine reclamation project in Hamilton Township, Tioga County. The funding was announced Friday by Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter. “Pennsylvania... Read more
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The Brown and White
Tighter controls proposed for Superfund site in Williams TownshipFederal environmental officials propose tighter restrictions at a Superfund sit
Tighter controls proposed for Superfund site in Williams Township
The Brown and White / Posted 6 days ago
Federal environmental officials propose tighter restrictions at a Superfund site in Williams Township that is under and adjacent to an operating landfill. The Pennsylvania-permitted Chrin Brothers Inc. Sanitary Landfill in Williams Township is seen... Read more
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TribLIVE
Regulators expect lawsuit over oil, gas rules processState regulators expect a judge eventually will decide whether they followed th
Regulators expect lawsuit over oil, gas rules process
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
State regulators expect a judge eventually will decide whether they followed the proper process in writing environmental rules for the conventional oil and gas industry. “You're going to sue us,” Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Midvalley approves new super contractThe new Mid Valley School District superintendent has a contract. School Board
Midvalley approves new super contract
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
The new Mid Valley School District superintendent has a contract. School Board members unanimously approved a contract for newly hired Superintendent Patrick Sheehan at a special meeting Wednesday night. The superintendent’s four-year contract... Read more
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TribLIVE
Permit allows storage of explosives on Upper Tyrone propertyFayette County Zoning Hearing Board granted an Upper Tyrone Township property o
Permit allows storage of explosives on Upper Tyrone property
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board granted an Upper Tyrone Township property owner a special exception permit to store explosives for energy companies. The 10 acres of property along Valley Drive, owned by Wayne Dillinger of Dawson, already... Read more
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TribLIVE
Effort to rebuild Hereford Manor beginsIt's going to be, by comparison, a tall task. But an effort to restore a popul
Effort to rebuild Hereford Manor begins
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
It's going to be, by comparison, a tall task. But an effort to restore a popular fishery — and simultaneously craft a playground for other outdoorsmen and women — is officially underway. Within the past few days, an organization known as Restore... Read more
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TribLIVE
Matching funds will pave way for $2M hangar construction at Connellsville airportThe Fayette County Airport Authority directed the airport manager Wednesday to
Matching funds will pave way for $2M hangar construction at Connellsville airport
TribLIVE / Posted 13 days ago
The Fayette County Airport Authority directed the airport manager Wednesday to set up an account at Somerset Bank & Trust Co. to deposit $1 million in matching funds that will pave the way for the construction of a $2 million hangar project at the... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Black fly spraying to take place in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence countiesELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — An aerial black-fly suppression operation will take place t
Black fly spraying to take place in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 14 days ago
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — An aerial black-fly suppression operation will take place todayand Friday along several creeks and rivers throughout western Pennsylvania, including those in Lawrence County. Beginning in Fayette County, the operation will... Read more
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The Morning Call
Mosquito spraying planned in Northampton County ThursdayIn an effort to reduce the risk of West Nile virus infection, the Pennsylvania
Mosquito spraying planned in Northampton County Thursday
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
In an effort to reduce the risk of West Nile virus infection, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will spray for mosquitoes in parts of Northampton County Thursday. Biomist 3+15 ULV will be sprayed from a truck in parts of... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the EditorVets disrespected Editor: I would like Len Kato Sr., of Peckville, to know tha
Letters to the Editor
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Vets disrespected Editor: I would like Len Kato Sr., of Peckville, to know that his reply (“Legion not VFW,” Aug. 13) to George Gedrimas, of Greentown (“Veteran miffed,” Aug. 3) is totally incorrect, as well as being quite disrespectful to members... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONVets disrespected Editor: I would like Len Kato Sr., of Peckville, to know tha
YOUR OPINION
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Vets disrespected Editor: I would like Len Kato Sr., of Peckville, to know that his reply (“Legion not VFW,” Aug. 13) to George Gedrimas, of Greentown (“Veteran miffed,” Aug. 3) is totally incorrect, as well as being quite disrespectful to members... Read more
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TribLIVE
Sewickley Borough aims to avoid state storm water auditState-mandated revisions to the Sewickley storm water management plan should pr
Sewickley Borough aims to avoid state storm water audit
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
State-mandated revisions to the Sewickley storm water management plan should prevent a fine but could cost taxpayers. A new plan approved by council at Monday's council meeting could cost the borough between $75,000 and $100,000 over the course of... Read more
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The Brown and White
Residents urge continued fight on stump dump in Lower Mount Bethel TownshipResidents packed Monday night's Lower Mount Bethel Township supervisors' meetin
Residents urge continued fight on stump dump in Lower Mount Bethel Township
The Brown and White / Posted 17 days ago
Residents packed Monday night's Lower Mount Bethel Township supervisors' meeting for the second time this month to express frustration and concern about negotiations surrounding a stump grinding farm. People from Lower Mount Bethel and Upper Mount... Read more
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Times News
Family: 'We're not giving up'Rocky cliffs, dense forest, steep terrain and oppressive heat continue to be ob
Family: 'We're not giving up'
Times News / Posted 17 days ago
Rocky cliffs, dense forest, steep terrain and oppressive heat continue to be obstacles. But those who love Jesse Farber say they won't stop looking for the Tamaqua man even though the official search was suspended late Saturday. At 10 a.m. Sunday,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Whitehall Commissioners call on zoning board to toss approval for quarry fillUndeterred by trucks rumbling into Coplay Aggregates property with alternative
Whitehall Commissioners call on zoning board to toss approval for quarry fill
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
Undeterred by trucks rumbling into Coplay Aggregates property with alternative fill material, Whitehall Township officials, steadfast in their resistance, are enlisting new ways to thwart the company's efforts. Township Commissioners are requesting... Read more
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The Evening Sun
York, Adams counties tops in Pennsylvania for West Nile virus test samplesBoth York and Adams counties rank within the top three counties for positive te
York, Adams counties tops in Pennsylvania for West Nile virus test samples
The Evening Sun / Posted 23 days ago
Both York and Adams counties rank within the top three counties for positive test samples of West Nile virus this year, according to Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Control Program. York County's 89 positive mosquito traps, of 542 tested since around... Read more
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York Daily Record
York, Adams counties tops in Pennsylvania for West Nile virus test samplesBoth York and Adams counties rank within the top three counties for positive te
York, Adams counties tops in Pennsylvania for West Nile virus test samples
York Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
Both York and Adams counties rank within the top three counties for positive test samples of West Nile virus this year, according to Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Control Program. York County's 89 positive mosquito traps, of 542 tested since around... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Shell Cuts 6,500 Jobs Around the WorldWHEELING - Just a 45-minute drive from Weirton, global oil giant Royal Dutch Sh
Shell Cuts 6,500 Jobs Around the World
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 23 days ago
WHEELING - Just a 45-minute drive from Weirton, global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell hopes to build a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical complex that would consume some Marcellus and Utica shale ethane, much of which is now going to the Gulf Coast via... Read more
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The Morning Call
Suspected arson at Columbia Pipeline's Milford compressor stationMILFORD — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a suspected arson at the
Suspected arson at Columbia Pipeline's Milford compressor station
The Morning Call / Posted 23 days ago
MILFORD — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a suspected arson at the Milford Compressor Station owned by Columbia Pipeline Group. Police say a fire was started in the building between 10 and 11 p.m. Saturday at the gas-fired compressor... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Rendell to chair McGinty's U.S. Senate campaignFormer Gov. Ed Rendell will chair Katie McGinty's U.S. Senate campaign. McGinty
Rendell to chair McGinty's U.S. Senate campaign
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 23 days ago
Former Gov. Ed Rendell will chair Katie McGinty's U.S. Senate campaign. McGinty is hoping to secure the democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey, R, Pa., next year. McGinty headed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Shell cutting 6,500 jobs around the worldHowever, the firm is now cutting 6,500 jobs around the world with oil prices le
Shell cutting 6,500 jobs around the world
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 23 days ago
However, the firm is now cutting 6,500 jobs around the world with oil prices less than half the level they were at this time last year. The Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project are now... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gasEAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island powe
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gas
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 23 days ago
EAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island power plant in central Pennsylvania will be burning natural gas in addition to coal. LNP (http://bit.ly/1ElbPCM) reports the Allentown-based company plans to spend $100... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gasEAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island powe
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gas
New Jersey Herald / Posted 23 days ago
EAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island power plant in central Pennsylvania will be burning natural gas in addition to coal. LNP (http://bit.ly/1ElbPCM) reports the Allentown-based company plans to spend $100... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gasEAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island powe
New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gas
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 23 days ago
EAST MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) - New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island power plant in central Pennsylvania will be burning natural gas in addition to coal. LNP (http://bit.ly/1ElbPCM) reports the Allentown-based company plans to spend $100... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Shell Cuts 6,500 Jobs Around the WorldHowever, the firm is now cutting 6,500 jobs around the world with oil prices le
Shell Cuts 6,500 Jobs Around the World
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 24 days ago
However, the firm is now cutting 6,500 jobs around the world with oil prices less than half the level they were on at this time last year. The Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project are now... Read more
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The Morning Call
Senator Casey: Pennsylvania has become aPennsylvania has become a "dumping ground" for trash shipped in from as far awa
Senator Casey: Pennsylvania has become a
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
Pennsylvania has become a "dumping ground" for trash shipped in from as far away as California, Colorado and Puerto Rico, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. On Thursday, the Democratic lawmaker from Scranton introduced federal legislation aimed at... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Springs along roadsides carry riskSimilar recalls in recent years have been reported prominently, with even the s
Springs along roadsides carry risk
Altoona Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
Similar recalls in recent years have been reported prominently, with even the slightest risk of infection raising customers' concerns. Those same customers might not realize the fresh, flowing water close to home could be much riskier. Studies as... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Fredericksburg Sewer and Water Authority honored The Fredericksburg Sewer and Water Authority was honored for being a top 10 p
Fredericksburg Sewer and Water Authority honored
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
The Fredericksburg Sewer and Water Authority was honored for being a top 10 percent performer out of the 700 sequencing batch reactor type wastewater treatment plants in the United States. Pictured... Read more
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TribLIVE
Higher start-up emission limits sought for Homer City power plantAs the national debate heats up over new, tougher restrictions President Barack
Higher start-up emission limits sought for Homer City power plant
TribLIVE / Posted 28 days ago
As the national debate heats up over new, tougher restrictions President Barack Obama has proposed for carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants, owners of the coal-fired Homer City Generating Station face a final hurdle in their plan to bring... Read more
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The Brown and White
West Nile virus in 12 Lehigh Valley municipalities: What you can doWest Nile virus in mosquitoes has been found in municipalities this summer acro
West Nile virus in 12 Lehigh Valley municipalities: What you can do
The Brown and White / Posted 30 days ago
West Nile virus in mosquitoes has been found in municipalities this summer across the Lehigh Valley, and both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have reported human cases for 2015. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suitPITTSBURGH (AP) - ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the
PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit
New Jersey Herald / Posted 30 days ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) - ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an environmental activist group said Tuesday. PennEnvironment... Read more
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Philly.com
Dem McGinty announces run for US SenateMcGinty did not mention Sestak in her release announcing her candidacy, instead
Dem McGinty announces run for US Senate
Philly.com / Posted 30 days ago
McGinty did not mention Sestak in her release announcing her candidacy, instead taking aim at Toomey. “Sen. Toomey has become part of a Washington mess that has middle class families left out and left behind,” she said. “With a record like that, it... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
City Fined $500Warren City Council unanimously elected to accept a settlement agreement with t
City Fined $500
Warren Times Observer / Posted a month ago
Warren City Council unanimously elected to accept a settlement agreement with the Commission during a special meeting on Monday evening. Mayor Maurice Cashman announced earlier in the meeting that an executive session was held prior to the meeting... Read more
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PollutionOnline
Green Pages Directory Source: Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance The Pennsylv
Green Pages Directory
PollutionOnline / Posted 1 months ago
Source: Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance The Pennsylvania Green Pages directory is a guide to Pennsylvania businesses that produce environmental technologies and services... The Pennsylvania Green Pages... Read more
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WBOY Clarksburg
WVU Researchers Test Monongahela River Tributary for Radium in PAAn expert at WVU and West Virginia Water Research Institute is investigating ra
WVU Researchers Test Monongahela River Tributary for Radium in PA
WBOY Clarksburg / Posted 1 months ago
An expert at WVU and West Virginia Water Research Institute is investigating radium levels in a Pennsylvania creek that is a tributary to the Monongahela River. Paul Ziemkiewicz is leading a team testing for radium in Tenmile Creek in southwestern... Read more
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York Daily Record
Lancaster landfill expansion sparks fears from York tourism communityA mound of solid waste along the Susquehanna River could double in height in co
Lancaster landfill expansion sparks fears from York tourism community
York Daily Record / Posted 1 months ago
A mound of solid waste along the Susquehanna River could double in height in coming years, leaving some worried that it will undermine efforts to build up tourism around the river. The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority is seeking... Read more

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