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Water Pollution

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local Waterways

Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.

06/21/2014

(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Air Pollution Controls On Coal Burning Power Plants Have Environmentalists Saying They Now Need Water Pollution Controls Too

The public comment period ends next Friday on proposed environmental regulations that could pit your light switch against your water faucet.

09/14/2013

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Lower Providence Homes Getting Municipal Water To Replace Contaminated Wells

Construction begins this week on a $2½-million project that will bring clean water to dozens of residents in Montgomery County for the first time in more than five years.

05/14/2012

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lift Doctor-Patient Gag Order in Marcellus Shale Law

Pennsylvania’s new law governing Marcellus shale gas drilling — Act 13 — bars doctors and other health professions from sharing information about what chemicals are used in the process.

04/19/2012

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Corbett’s Fracking ‘Impact Fees’ Fall Short, Says Pennsylvania Environmental Group

Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.

10/03/2011