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‘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 oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. All the oil will be exported. Major beneficiaries, […]

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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, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

By at July 5, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas. Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, the majority […]

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Fines and Remediation: a Cost of Doing Business

By at February 14, 2012 | 7:00 am | 2 Comments

Fines and Remediation: a Cost of Doing Business

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced last week it had fined Chesapeake Appalachia LLC “$565,000 for multiple violations” in its Marcellus operations. Chesapeake Appalachia is a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company which claims to be the nation’s second largest producer of natural gas. In Potter County, the company was […]

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Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

By at May 9, 2011 | 11:35 am | 939 Comments

Philadelphia’s Water, What Gives?

The Philadelphia Water Department is still at a loss to find the origin of Radioactive Iodine-131 at a pair of its water treatment plants.

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Filling space and time means nothing more about the Nuclear Crisis in Japan

By at May 4, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 915 Comments

Filling space and time means nothing more about the Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Japan has taken a beating in so many ways since March. Sadly it has cost that great country too many lives, too much hardship, too much emotional strain, too much inner turmoil, and it’s all wrapped around a severe nuclear crisis.

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Oversite like never before in the Marcellus

By at April 26, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 164 Comments

Oversite like never before in the Marcellus

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is doing more than looking over the shoulder of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. The EPA is apparently not satisfied with the way the DEP is handling an investigation into last week’s spill in the Marcellus Shale

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Cease, but not Desist in the Marcellus

By at April 20, 2011 | 11:36 am | 1 Comments

Cease, but not Desist in the Marcellus

Governor Tom Corbett says he will protect Pennsylvania’s waterways and now he ‘s trying to live up to his words. Corbett instructed acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer to shut the door on gas drillers that send wastewater to 15 treatment facilities.

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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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Welcome Aboard John

By at April 5, 2011 | 12:00 pm | 1 Comments

Welcome Aboard John

I strongly suspect he’d be more than happy to talk about his travails in exchange for a frosty mug and a plate of heartiness. John has been writing about education, government and the environment for a good chunk of his life.

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