Posts Tagged ‘ Pennsylvania ’

Ninety Percent of Pennsylvanians Want Fracking Companies to Reveal Toxic Chemicals

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. And it’s not just a few thousand, but a majority of the state’s residents. Pennsylvania lies in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, possibly the most productive shale for gas in the country.

Connecticut, New Jersey Settle Clean Air Lawsuit With Owners of Coal-Burning Generating Plant

May 16th, 2013 | By

The owners of a Pennsylvania power plant have agreed to stop burning coal in two generating units and to provide $1 million towards environmental mitigation in Connecticut and New Jersey as part of a clean air settlement announced today by Connecticut Atty. General George Jepsen and CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty.

14 eco groups ask Pa. to change drill/water policy

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

Fourteen environmental groups have asked Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to reverse a recent change in how official notifications of possible water pollution related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling are handled. But state officials say the public still gets the information it needs. The complaints over the issue came from the state Sierra Club chapter,

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Pennsylvania Fracking Law Opens Up Drilling on College Campuses

Oct 15th, 2012 | By

The state’s latest grab for Marcellus Shale money could turn some colleges into industrial zones. —By Sydney Brownstone Last year, when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested offsetting college tuition fees by leasing parts of state-owned college campuses to natural gas drillers, more than a few Pennsylvanians were left blinking and rubbing their eyes. But it

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Pa. DEP issues permit for power plant fired from Marcellus Shale

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a new electric power plant that will be supplied at least partly with locally produced natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. The agency says in a release Wednesday that Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va. plans to build the plant in Bradford County, about

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Pennsylvania coal power plant blamed for polluting N.J. air must better control its emissions, federal authorities rule

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Under the rule, 27 states, including New Jersey, must install better pollution control equipment. The EPA says this is the only way those states can meet the federal Clean Air Act, though opponents say it could increase electricity prices and cause layoffs.

NY Atty Gen’l Schneiderman Moves To Sue Major Pennsylvania Power Plant For Polluting New York’s Air

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

The Homer City Plant Is Largest Out-of-State Contributor of Sulfur Dioxide Pollution to New York; Emits more than double the SO2 emitted by all NY power plants combined.

Trial begins in NJ’s clean-air suit against Western Pa. power company

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A federal trial has begun in Pittsburgh in a lawsuit filed by New Jersey and four other states to force coal-fired power plants in western Pennsylvania to take steps to clean up emissions of pollutants that degrade air quality in downwind states, including New Jersey. New Jersey is joined by Connecticut, Maryland, New York and

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