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Credibility in Question at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

By at March 31, 2011 | 12:57 pm | 4 Comments

Credibility in Question at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvanian’s now truly must question whose in charge of policing gas drillers in the Marcellus Shale. Inspectors with the Department of Environmental Protection can no longer issue citations to companies without getting prior approval from new DEP Secretary Michael Krancer.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 31, 2011 | 10:42 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, excessive radiation is turning up as far as 25 miles from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, but Japanese authorities are still telling folks within an 18 mile radius to abandon their homes. The level of radiation is also rising in seawater. In Pennsylvania, inspectors with the DEP first have to get approval from DEP Secretary Michael Krancer before issuing citations. This is a sudden departure and it is unprecedented. Environmental groups are extremely concerned about the changes.

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The Gaffes are adding up for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

By at March 10, 2011 | 6:16 pm | 0 Comment

The Gaffes are adding up for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a credibility problem. The most recent gaffe, numbers that do not accurately measure up how much wastewater from the Marcellus Shale was processed, and that also means its highly publicized figures of recycling the end product of fracking is flawed.

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Running Relatively free of Radiation

By at March 8, 2011 | 11:29 am | 2 Comments

Running Relatively free of Radiation

The DEP says its recent tests of more than a half dozen rivers near the Marcellus shale show no increase in the level of radiation. The tests were conducted over the past few months. The DEP says the results are based on science.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 8, 2011 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveils his proposed spending plan, and surely there is plenty of hurt to go around. RTC’s Scott Paterno stops by with a piece on — where are you Mr. Governor, and the DEP says it found normal levels of radiation in rivers near gas drilling in the Marcellus.

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Testing Run-Off for Radiation in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus

By at March 3, 2011 | 1:40 pm | 1,269 Comments

Testing Run-Off for Radiation in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus

A pair of water companies in Western Pennsylvania want to put the questions to rest about potential radiation in the water supply. The water in question is a contaminated mix of chemicals that is used in the fracking process by gas drillers.

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Calling out the EPA and Pennsylvania’s DEP over Fracked Water Testing

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:34 pm | 1,275 Comments

Calling out the EPA and Pennsylvania’s DEP over Fracked Water Testing

Senator Bob Casey Jr. has every reason now to believe the EPA and Pennsylvania’s DEP are falling down on the job and not doing enough proactive testing of hydrofracking to ensure Pennsylvania’s waterways are not being fouled up by radiation.

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The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

By at January 31, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 41 Comments

The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection says limited air quality tests in areas around drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale show no adverse impact for people or wildlife. The DEP had registered complaints about a foul smell coming from well sites, and the DEP determined what caused the foul oder.

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Fracking fluids blamed for contaminating a spring

By at November 22, 2010 | 8:57 pm | 3 Comments

Cleanup is underway in Lycoming County following what Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection characterizes as a large fracking spill in the Marcellus play. The spill, estimated at 13,000 gallons, has contaminated an unnamed tributary to Sugar Run as well as a spring in Penn Township. However, that is not all that has been potentially jeopardized,”There are also […]

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Cracking Down on Cabot

By at October 1, 2010 | 6:31 pm | 0 Comment

Cracking Down on Cabot

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has taken off the gloves, and in essence, ordered Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. to cough up nearly $12 million dollars. It will cost that much to construct a water pipeline. Once complete, it will supply water to 18 homeowners in Susquehana County.

For the first time, the state is publicly blaming Cabot for polluting

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