Energy & Environment

Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

By at July 28, 2016 | 12:06 pm | 74 Comments

Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

It’s been forty years since Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers backfired and led to the 1971 landmark First Amendment Decision, i.e., New York Times v. United States. The ruling made it possible for newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government sanction. For a man “kicked around […]

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Work To Extinguish Mine Fire In Carbon County Continues To Progress

By at August 28, 2015 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/25/2015 CONTACT: Colleen Connolly, DEP 570-826-2035 Work To Extinguish Mine Fire In Carbon County Continues To Progress The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is continuing drilling work to map the limits of the […]

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Exelon Merger with Pepco denied by the D.C. Public Service Commission

By at August 28, 2015 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

Press Release: Commission Denies Pepco/Exelon Merger Application FORMAL CASE NO. 1119, IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT APPLICATION OF EXELON CORPORATION, PEPCO HOLDINGS, INC., POTOMAC ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, EXELON ENERGY DELIVERY COMPANY, LLC AND NEW SPECIAL PURPOSE ENTITY, LLC FOR AUTHORIZATION AND APPROVAL OF PROPOSED MERGER TRANSACTION: Summary of Commission Decision

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Energy & Environment

PPL Rate Increase: Public Input Hearing Notice

By at May 17, 2015 | 10:33 pm | 0 Comment

May 12, 2015 Public Utility Commission v. PPL Electric Utility Corporation Rate Increase Public Input Hearing Notice This is to inform you that Public Input Hearing(s) on the above-captioned case will be held as follows: Type:                  Telephonic, In Person and Video Broadcast Public Input Hearing Date:                  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Time:                  1:00 p.m. & 6:00 […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured

‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

By at February 10, 2015 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

‘Made in America’ Just a Political Slogan to Conservatives

Conservatives in Congress have once again proven they are un-American and unpatriotic. This time, it’s because of their fierce approval for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, being built and run by TransCanada, will bring tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. All the oil will be exported. Major beneficiaries, […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf reinstates moratorium on further gas leasing of public lands

By at February 2, 2015 | 5:59 pm | 0 Comment

Great news for Pennsylvania’s state forests and state parks. In a ceremony at Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia this morning, Governor Wolf reinstated a moratorium on further gas leasing of public lands. The executive order would supersede an executive order signed by former Gov. Tom Corbett last year that overturned a previous ban on […]

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale

By at January 29, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 0 Comment

U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale

Pennsylvania budget and policymakers, including incoming Governor Tom Wolf, still hold out the hope of raising upwards of $1 billion a year in taxes from Marcellus shale fracking. But the fracking industry they hope to tax soon may be shut down or drastically slowed by simple economics. Fracking in Pennsylvania took off in the last […]

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Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

By at January 27, 2015 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental and public health concerns. The World Council of Churches, which represents about 590 million Christians in 520,000 […]

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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

By at November 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it. According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in […]

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