Energy & Environment

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

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Energy & Environment , Press Releases

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

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

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… Read the rest

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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,… Read the rest

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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… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

By at September 2, 2014 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50.

A quarter mile away is a sign, with flashing yellow lights, alerting you to slow down to 15. It’s a school zone.

But, you don’t see any… Read the rest

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