The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
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.
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.
Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.
A state police spokeswoman said eight people were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with Tuesday’s inauguration.
The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.
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.
Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.
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.
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.
The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.
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.
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.
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.