Browsing Month August, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Judicial System has had its share of gaffes, indiscretions and ethical lapses over the past decade; now a new, questionable, and potentially damaging imbroglio is coming to roost, over of all things: The age of sitting judges.[...read more]
In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, a joint RTC-Democracy Rising story into judges in Pennsylvania serving past their time, PublicK NuisancE returns with a story you should not miss, and Scott Paterno’s piece on Marcellus Fever is spreading like wildfire.[...read more]
Democracy functions best when public participation is informed, when access to information is well advertised, and when laws are adequately enforced.
In Pennsylvania, we are experiencing a crisis of confidencein all three branches of government, and many feel that judicial independence has been compromised.
what I’d really like to see is something like, “First, don’t let the corporate greedheads who are sucking natural gas profits from our soil contaminate all our drinking water from Warren to West Chester.”[...read more]
Scarnati, has heard the screams and noted the reverberations of polls taken from a jaded public. How can Governor Corbett, with a straight face, tell Pennsylvanians they must share the burden of balancing Pennsylvania’s $4 to $5 billion dollar budget deficit, but the gas industry is free to make as many millions as they want — knowing, laughing, that the Governor has no interest in taxing the riches drillers are sucking out of the state.[...read more]
A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale[...read more]
A new mystery at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant after a pair of robots returned data showing elevated levels of radiation in the building that houses reactor No. 1.[...read more]
Three Mile Island will put some of its cards on the table tonight during a TMI Citizens Awareness Panel meeting. How has TMI responded since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima?[...read more]
The Public Utility Commission wants more time to review Laser Northeast’s request to build a pipeline in the Marcellus Shale. Late last year, An administrative law judge ruled against Laser’s request to be regulated like a utility.[...read more]
In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Northeast Laser’s request for regulation goes before the PUC. Northeast wants tot build a pipeline to carry natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale. At the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, new tests show high levels of radiation, and in Harrisburg, some protestors are escorted out of an advisory meeting.[...read more]