Petroleum Industry

(US Sen. Robert Menendez.  File photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

NJ Congressmen Ask White House To Stop Proposed Offshore Atlantic Seaboard Oil Exploration

US senator Robert Menendez says one need only look at the scope of damage in the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil spill as proof of the danger to the entire midatlantic coast.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and local activists observe as Gov. Wolf signs an executive order in Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Wolf Quickly Reinstates Moratorium on Oil and Gas Drilling in State Parks

“These state lands are intended to be refuges, places where people can go to enjoy natural beauty,” the governor said today, signing the measure in 275-acre Benjamin Rush State Park, in Northeast Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Penn State Prof’s New Book Examines Past, Future of Pennsylvania Energy Industry

Brian Black’s book also looks at how oil is portrayed in media — from muckracking journalism to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

04/21/2012