Pennsylvania state environmental regulators say they want to get tougher on how the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry stores waste, dampens noise and affects water resources, schools and playgrounds.
Dozens of local breweries and restaurants paired up at the Kimmel Center Sunday afternoon for an event helping a local non-profit.
The cleanup actually began on March 1 and continues through the end of May, and anyone can take part.
They populate shoreline marshes from Massachusetts to Texas. And they’re popular as gourmet cuisine, particularly in Asia.
Jackie Wleh, with ABC Men, says they’re driving 314 miles to fulfill a request for help.
Some parents spent their snow day out of the house, playing at Nest, a commercial playspace in center city Philadelphia.
“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.
“They are all nonviolent, which I really want to stress,” notes county freeholder Michelle Gentek, who oversees the program.
Once the snow started coming down, people across the Delaware Valley were out shoveling, trying to keep up with it.
Once it came, the snow began piling up quickly, making for a challenging morning commute.
A report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.
Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.
New Jersey has ended this year’s harvest season for a species of brackish water turtle whose numbers are declining due to overharvesting.
Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says attendance the first few days of the show is exceeding expectations, so he doesn’t think weather is a factor.
Some parents are lucky, with a spouse who is available for sudden babysitting duty. Others have to scramble, especially when the school makes a last-minute decision.