Environment

  • February 19, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Lawmakers praise DEP response to gas well fire

    The first budget hearing of the state Department of Environmental Protection this year focused less on the budget and more on the department’s rapid r...
  • February 16, 2014 |  PublicSource

    Pennsylvania derailment puts spotlight on increase in crude-oil spills

    The derailment of railcars in Westmoreland County that caused a spill of thousands of gallons of crude oil is the largest crude oil spill in t...
  • February 16, 2014

    Want some vitamin C with your shower?

    Luxury apartments sometimes tout kitchens full of granite and stainless steel or fancy bathroom fixtures. A historic building in Philly's Ritten...
  • February 15, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Corbett calls for investigation into Chesapeake Energy

    Governor Corbett is calling for an investigation into allegations of fraud against Pennsylvania’s biggest natural gas driller– Chesapeake Energy.
  • February 12, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Worker still missing after southwestern Pa. gas well explosion

    UPDATED 6:30 P.M. A worker is still unaccounted for after a natural gas well explosion in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • February 12, 2014

    N.J. officials face anger, frustration from Sandy-damaged homeowners

    A hearing that was supposed to focus on the state’s plan to spend $1.4 billion in Sandy recovery funds quickly turned into a public venting session fo...
  • February 11, 2014

    Northern Tier towns may not wield restored zoning power over gas drilling

    It seemed like a game-changer late last year when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court restored the power of local communities to regulate natural gas drill...
  • February 8, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Corbett proposes DRBC funding cut as gas drilling stalemate continues

    The agency that oversees issues from drinking water to flood management in the Delaware River watershed stands to loose about 20 percent of its fundin...