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Keystone XL Veto (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

18 hours ago

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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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

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf, in Chesco, Promotes Natural Gas Drilling Tax as Benefit For Pennsylvania’s Schools

Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

Tom Wolf sworn-in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor. (credit: Todd Quinones)

Anti-fracking Protesters Arrested After Wolf’s Inauguration

A state police spokeswoman said eight people were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with Tuesday’s inauguration.

01/20/2015

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Energy Industry Promotion Conference Draws Angry Protests at Drexel University

The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.

12/05/2014

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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.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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

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