Energy & Environment
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]
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[...read more]
[Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college’s programs and ties to the oil and gas industry. Part 2: Problems with academic… Read the rest[...read more]
[Part 1: Lackawanna College, a two-year college in Scranton, Pa., accepted a $2.5 million endowment from Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to strengthen that college's programs and ties to the oil and gas industry.]
Two of the reasons Pennsylvania… Read the rest[...read more]
Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will now be allowed to go to her hospital, supermarket, drug store, several restaurants, and the place where she goes for rehabilitation therapy. She can also go to the county’s recycling center, which is… Read the rest[...read more]