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A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:39 am | 43 Comments

A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

Researchers at Cornell University are blowing apart the notion that natural gas is the cleanest energy source behind solar and wind. Robert Howarth and his team sized up the greenhouse footprint of natural gas.

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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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Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

By at January 12, 2011 | 9:36 am | 2 Comments

Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein says now is definitely not the time to start expanding Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber-schools. Epstein laid out his rationale earlier this week before school board members in Dauphin County.

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