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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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Where does Pennsylvania Draw the Line

By at May 12, 2011 | 11:02 am | 71 Comments

Where does Pennsylvania Draw the Line

Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission met for the first time on Wednesday, and usually this would have registered a tad above “ho-hum,” but not this time

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 12, 2011 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder reports that a public school in Gettysburg is weighing whether or not to close a school as it tries to balance a $2 million dollar budget shortfall. Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission met for the first time with Judge Stephen McEwen at the helm. RTC and a Democracy Rising investigation revealed that McEwen is serving on the bench past an age limit, which calls into question his appointment to the commission. Newt Gingrich is officially seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich is set to unveil a new contract with America, but he is bogged down with questions about his past indiscretions.

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What Will we Learn from Fukushima

By at May 11, 2011 | 2:08 pm | 65 Comments

What Will we Learn from Fukushima

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to receive its first monthly briefing on Japan’s nuclear disaster on Thursday. A task force created to examine what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant will start the conversation of what the U.S. can do to prevent such a catastrophe.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 29, 2011 | 12:18 pm | 98 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, a joint RTC-Democracy Rising story into judges in Pennsylvania serving past their time, PublicK NuisancE returns with a story you should not miss, and Scott Paterno’s piece on Marcellus Fever is spreading like wildfire.

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Stacking the Deck on the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:00 pm | 115 Comments

Stacking the Deck on the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

Tom Corbett has given environmentalists more openings than they will ever need to question the legitimacy of decisions or policies adopted by the governor’s newly created Marcellus Advisory Commission

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 27, 2011 | 9:41 am | 992 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is stacked with folks that contributed to Governor Corbett’s campaign, and many of the members work for companies that were fined last year for environmental violations. In Japan, authorities say they will call in outside experts to assess what went wrong at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, and Pennsylvania’s Senate confirms four more cabinet nominees for Corbett.

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Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:24 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

For years C. Alan Walker, a coal industry mogul and wealthy donor to Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, clashed with environmental officials who tried to regulate his companies. He described them as “vindictive,” “out of control” and “the most dangerous thing” affecting the country’s welfa

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A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

By at April 14, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

A group made up of enough people to fill a small city asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to complete an exhaustive review of the Fukushima disaster and suspend activities and licenses at nearly 2-dozen proposed nuclear reactor projects until a report is complete.

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More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate announced the introduction of legislation to create an independent Public Integrity Commission with comprehensive powers to root out corruption in PA. Led by Reps. Curt Schroder (Chester) and Eugene DePasquale (York) in the House, and by Sens. Ted Erickson (Delaware) and John Yudichak (Luzerne) in the Senate, the proposal is the most comprehensive response to date to the years of local and state scandals plaguing PA.

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