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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Hyundai And Kia Hit Speed Bump After Punishing Fine For False Claims

The storybook ride of Hyundai and Kia hit a major speed bump recently when the companies got significant fines for overstating fuel-economy claims.

11/29/2014

(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

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Legally Scattering Ashes Of The Deceased

Under EPA regulations, it is legal to scatter a deceased person’s ashes, with several restrictions.

09/29/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

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Gamechanger: Jerome Shabazz

In 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.

02/05/2014

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Feds Step In To Clean Up Gloucester County, NJ Hazmat Site

New Jersey officials had been working with the Superior Barrel and Drum Company to address a hazardous material problem on its property — until the owner stopped cooperating.

01/30/2014

(US Sen. Pat Toomey speaks with reporters this week at a press conference in a Blue Bell, Pa. firehouse.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Senator Says EPA Was Overreaching With Fire Hydrant Rule

US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says he wants to make sure the proposed rule, now on a back burner, is never implemented.

12/18/2013

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Energy-Audit Deadline Arrives For Philadelphia Commercial Property Owners

It’s a new law in Philadelphia: commercial building owners must now use an EPA web site to calculate their energy usage, then report that figure annually to the city.

11/25/2013

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Why pay for water from a bottle rather than water from the tap? Why indeed.

10/24/2013

(Gary Morton was one of a group of demonstrators in East Falls on Wednesday.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

In East Falls, Voices Rise Against GOP Role in Congressional Impasse

Their message was against the ongoing shutdown of much of the federal government and in favor of the onset of the latest phase of Obamacare.

10/02/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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AAA Warns Consumers About Type Of Gasoline That May Eventually Reach The Delaware Valley

AAA released a warning late last week about E-15 gasoline, which is only found in the Midwest, but could eventually make its way east.

12/02/2012

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