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Clean air is, at least for now, expensive

By at January 31, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Clean air is, at least for now, expensive

A couple decades ago, I had a wife, two children and a 1977 Dodge van. The last had a 318-cubic-inch engine that powered me along at about 22 miles per gallon on the Interstate. But we more often measured gas… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured

Top Hydroelectric Producing Nations

By at January 30, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Hydroelectric Producing Nations

Nation Installed Gwh Capacities*
1. China 416,700
2. Canada 356,930
3. Brazil 336,800
4. USA 289,980
5. Russia 167,000
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Energy & Environment

Supremes retreat to Puerto Rico

By at January 28, 2012 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

By Democracy Rising

A day after ruling that the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s (LRC) plan for PA legislative districts is “contrary to law,” three of the seven justices on the PA Supreme Court left for Puerto Rico without explaining exactly what… Read the rest

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Legal , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

The “Legacy of JoePa” May Go Further Than Football

By at January 27, 2012 | 7:05 am | 8 Comments

The “Legacy of JoePa” May Go Further Than Football

On January 22, Penn State University’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno passed away of complications from lung cancer. Paterno, who remains an icon to many a Penn State fan, boasted an unrivaled 46-year career, where he not only won more… Read the rest

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Featured , Legal , Pennsylvania Issues

Winter in New England

By at January 27, 2012 | 7:00 am | 1 Comments

Winter in New England

By the time this is readable, I won’t be where I am, visiting kinfolk in New England. I was raised near here, on the shore of a rather large pond – large enough to support three pair of loons, their… Read the rest

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Rock the Capital Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Void the Redistricting Plan

By at January 26, 2012 | 2:36 pm | 2 Comments

Rock the Capital Applauds the Supreme Court’s Decision to Void the Redistricting Plan

(Harrisburg, PA) -Eric Epstein, cofounder of Rock the Capital said, “The Supreme Court has lived up to its role as an impartial legal referee and provided a necessary emergency brake to a runaway Commission. Rather than robotically follow the

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Sanctimonious Hypocrisy: The Governor and the Penn State Board of Trustees

By at January 26, 2012 | 7:00 am | 23 Comments

Sanctimonious Hypocrisy: The Governor and the Penn State Board of Trustees

Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) praised Joe Paterno and ordered flags on all state buildings to fly at half-staff for four days.

That would be the same Tom Corbett who had said he was “personally disappointed” in Joe Paterno for not… Read the rest

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“The Atomic States of America”: Exploring a Nation’s Struggle with Nuclear Power

By at January 25, 2012 | 11:47 am | 2 Comments

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Energy & Environment , Video

Outsourcing America’s Health Care

By at January 25, 2012 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

Outsourcing America’s Health Care

“Ola, Amigo! Pack your bags, we’re going to Mexico!” bubbled Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, faux physician and money-maker.

“Yeah, I could use a decent vacation,” I replied, figuring he’d pay for both of us since he had just set… Read the rest

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Farmers Raise Food, not Wind

By at January 24, 2012 | 1:07 pm | 4 Comments

Farmers Raise Food, not Wind

In Pennsylvania, it’s called SLAPP – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – and it’s illegal. And maybe it’s too specific.

The Pennsylvania law specifically grants immunity to anyone who seeks to have their elected representatives enforce environmental law and find… Read the rest

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