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PublicK NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

By at April 29, 2011 | 8:04 am | 1,332 Comments

PublicK  NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

what I’d really like to see is something like, “First, don’t let the corporate greedheads who are sucking natural gas profits from our soil contaminate all our drinking water from Warren to West Chester.”

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Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

By at January 31, 2011 | 11:18 am | 1 Comments

Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

Below the screaming, yelling, and storming for the doors in a Pennsylvania House Rules Committee last week were some substantial bills and amendments up for consideration. Tim Potts talks about the importance of that legislation that got swept under the rug in the flare-up.

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall

By at January 4, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 1 Comments

Mirror, Mirror on the wall

What does the New Year hold in store for the political body in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Scott Paterno is here to sum up the way it should be in 2011.

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Gas drilling in the Marcellus is paying big dividends on the Range

By at December 9, 2010 | 6:00 pm | 3 Comments

Gas drilling in the Marcellus is paying big dividends on the Range

Range Resources is planting deep roots in the Marcellus. The company broke ground on its regional headquarters in southwestern Pennsylvania. The five-story building will house hundreds of employees. Texas based Range will be located in the Southpointe business park, in Washington County. Range is now the largest energy company actively working the Marcellus play. The […]

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Pulling the plug on America’s first commercial nuclear power plant

By at December 9, 2010 | 4:21 pm | 39 Comments

Pulling the plug on America’s first commercial nuclear power plant

By industry standards, the Oyster Creek Nuclear power plant in Forked River, New Jersey is ancient. It went on line in 1969, and Exelon, the rightful owners, by federal license, is entitled to operate it until 2029, 60 years after it began providing electricity to what now numbers hundreds of thousands of homes. But Exelon now plans […]

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Bear clear of the gas

By at November 19, 2010 | 3:16 pm | 1 Comments

Bear clear of the gas

As if hunters do not already have enough obstacles in their way to a trophy season, what with limited hunting days, amount of game they can legally take, and areas they can set their sites-on, which appears to, shrink from year to year; now they can add wells, as in gas, as in drilling, to the list of things to gnaw at before the kill. Bear season opens in […]

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PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

By at November 17, 2010 | 11:57 am | 65 Comments

PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

Working night and day and weekends too, the crack researchers at rockthecapital.com have stumbled onto an amazing political scoop: Governor-elect General Tom Corbett’s series of handwritten Post-it Notes detailing his master plan to cut $5 billion in state spending, and balance Pennsylvania’s next budget. While the sticky has rubbed off some of these scribbled plans […]

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When no response can save Lives

By at October 19, 2010 | 4:45 pm | 1,239 Comments

  When firefighters arrived at 625 Forrest Street in Harrisburg, they could do little more than prevent the fire from spreading beyond several row homes on Monday night.  By the time, they made entry, a handful of people were near death, among them four young children: Later, all were pronounced dead at local hospitals: Making it among the deadliest fires […]

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