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ACLU Presses Photo-Blocking Case Against Philadelphia Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its fifth lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department related to police interfering with civilians trying to photograph arrests.

09/17/2014

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale Fracking

Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.

08/20/2014

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

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West Goshen Residents Voice Concerns About Proposed Pumping Station

Many expressed skepticism over the company’s plans to build another pumping station near residential homes in West Goshen Township along 202 and Boot Road.

04/23/2014

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking Law

The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.

12/20/2013

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

12/15/2013

(Iris Marie Bloom leads protesters outside the center city headquarters of Sunoco Logistics.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Center City Protest Targets a Pennsylvania Oil Pipeline Operator

About 40 activists braved snow and cold during the noon hour outside a center city office tower, to protest a fracking-related project at the headquarters of the firm behind it.

12/10/2013

(Anti-fracking protesters collect bottled water to send to central Pennsylvania residents with contaminated groundwater.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Shale Industry Conference In Philadelphia Draws Protests

Across the street from the convention center, demonstrators collect bottled water and donations to help families whose drinking water, they say, has been contaminated by fracking along the Marcellus Shale in central and western Pennsylvania.

09/24/2013

File photo: a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation.  Credit Janek Skarzynski/ AFP/ Getty Images.

Pa. Attorney General Prosecutes Marcellus Shale Driller For Waste Water Spill

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to prosecute a driller for a 2010 mishap that resulted in a 50,000 gallon waste water spill is simultaneously being with met with praise and disdain.

09/13/2013

(Protesters rally outside the Franklin Institute while Gov. Tom Corbett addressed an energy industry conference inside.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Critics Challenge Gov. Corbett at Fracking Industry Meeting in Philadelphia

Corbett met a receptive audience from the oil and gas industry today at the Franklin Institute, while critics of Marcellus Shale drilling shouted from the sidewalk as he came and went.

06/14/2013

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Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was the target of protest this Earth Day by more than 62 organizations fighting Marcellus Shale drilling or fracking.

04/22/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.29.13

5:40 La Salle’s NCAA Tournament run ended last night against Wichita State in Los Angeles. 6:45 President Obama says “shame on us” if we fail to act after the Newtown Shooting. 6:52 The NRA objects […]

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/29/2013

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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

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Debate Over Fracking Continues In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania remains at the center of the raging debate over fracking, the hydro-fracturing techniques to get at natural gas locked in shale.

02/02/2013

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