Energy & Environment
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… Read the rest[...read more]
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
May 12, 2015
Public Utility Commission v. PPL Electric Utility Corporation
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… Read the rest[...read more]
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… Read the rest[...read more]
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… Read the rest[...read more]
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… Read the rest[...read more]
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… Read the rest[...read more]
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,… Read the rest[...read more]
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… Read the rest[...read more]