StateImpact

DEP issues few violations, one fine for Sunoco’s pipeline construction spills

DEP issues few violations, one fine for Sunoco’s pipeline construction spills

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has issued four Notices of Violation, one consent order and one fine to Sunoco Pipeline for dozens of drilling mud spills that occurred along the length of the Mariner

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Longwall mining bill becomes law in Pennsylvania, angering environmentalists

Longwall mining bill becomes law in Pennsylvania, angering environmentalists

Gov. Tom Wolf declined on Friday to veto a bill that makes it easier to develop a long-wall coal mine beneath a state park in Greene County, allowing it to become law despite pressure from environmentalists who say it will

Report: Pennsylvania women legislators 'few but mighty'

Report: Pennsylvania women legislators 'few but mighty'

Pennsylvania's women legislators are more likely to work across party lines, get co-sponsors for bills, and get those measures signed into law, according to an analysis from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at

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Essay: Remembering Erik Petersen and an 'artless' imagination we can all hope to find in ourselves
Speak Easy | Julian Root

Essay: Remembering Erik Petersen and an 'artless' imagination we can all hope to find in ourselves

The Italians have a word that does not have an English counterpart. It is sprezzatura — the art of artlessness. Erik Petersen, one of the most influential and creative songwriters to come out of Philadelphia (or anywhere),

Speak Easy: The Loving Project | Alaina Mabaso

Essay: If people get interracial marriage wrong, it can be worse with divorce

My first real clue that things actually weren't as rosy as I thought came when people who learned about the impending divorce anxiously wanted to know if I would keep my married name.

Speak Easy | Nick Homyak

Letter: Pinelands Commission puts brakes on off-roading plan for now

I live in North New Jersey and have been doing volunteer work for the National Park Service at Delaware Water Gap. Off-roaders in my opinion overall are a big problem.

National Interest | Dick Polman

Trump at six months: The diva of dysfunction junction

Today marks six months since Trump took the oath. Are we having fun yet? These numbers help tell the tale: 181, 991, 40, 0.

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Gallup polls Americans on smoking, marijuana use, and McCain's image

Gallup polls Americans on smoking, marijuana use, and McCain's image

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup's Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

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