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RTC Interview With George Mitchell

By at July 26, 2013 | 6:11 pm | 0 Comment

This article was first published on RocktheCapital on Sep 22, 2010.

George P. Mitchell is not a name that occupies too many households in Pennsylvania, or elsewhere, but it should, because he has had more to do with drilling in… Read the rest

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Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

Now the Investigation

By at May 24, 2011 | 8:34 am | 115 Comments

Now the Investigation

The 18-member investigative team includes members of the IAEA and a dozen experts from multiple countries. The team will hold hearings and bring in representatives from Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the plant as well as Japanese nuclear regulators.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 19, 2011 | 8:30 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock the Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder follows the tortured trail it takes to assemble a green car. In Japan, Prime Minister Naoto Kan says nuclear regulators need more independence, and starting today, gas drillers in Pennsylvania can no longer dump contaminated water at municipal treatment facilities.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

By at May 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm | 2 Comments

Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

The Pennsylvania Department has ordered Chesapeake Energy to pay a $1 million dollar plus fine. The fine takes into account water wells contaminated in Bradford County and a fire in Washington County last February.
That represents the largest monetary fine issued by the DEP against a gas driller.

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Susquehanna Tops the List of Most Endangered Rivers

By at May 17, 2011 | 3:38 pm | 2 Comments

Susquehanna Tops the List of Most Endangered Rivers

The Susquehanna is scenic, wild, and now the most endangered river in America.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 17, 2011 | 8:36 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno returns with a fresh installment of Notes & Asides. Paterno’s smile is a bit wider without the Donald. Republicans and Democrats in lock-step unison in Pennsylvania, and TEPCO sticks to its plan to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control.

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More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

By at May 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 3 Comments

More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

On any given day its the sort of talk about governmental policies or lack of oversight that could make news in the bite of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwich.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission is back in action…

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Safety and Nuclear go well together, but not in the U.S.

By at May 16, 2011 | 12:37 pm | 3 Comments

Safety and Nuclear go well together, but not in the U.S.

In black and white, without a word or thought to misconstrue, Nuclear Engineer David Lochbaum told a congressional panel that nuclear power plants in the U.S. are not safe.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 16, 2011 | 10:43 am | 848 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; one of the world’s leading authorities on nuclear power says plants in the U.S. are not safe to operate. RTC’s Eric Epstein will testify before the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Review Commission, and Epstein returns with his almost world famous top ten list. This week he settles on helping royalty select a best vacation spot in the U.S.

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