Environment

  • October 6, 2014

    Asbestos cleanup in Ambler nears completion [photos]

    Although the asbestos factories closed decades ago, the suburban town of Ambler, Pennsylvania, is still home to lots of toxic waste.
  • October 4, 2014

    Pa. told to release info on oil trains

    The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has told state emergency officials to release details on trains carrying crude oil from the Northern Plains ...
  • October 3, 2014 |  StateImpact

    Gas industry apprehensive over prospect of new Pa. governor

    With election day just a few weeks away, Gov. Tom Corbett’s Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, has a wide lead in the polls, and he’s made a campaign pl...
  • October 3, 2014

    Researchers call for cumulative approach to measuring Pa. pollution

    It's long been known that environmental pollution disproportionately hurts the health of residents of low-income and minority communities. To tac...
  • October 3, 2014 |  StateImpact

    PUC rejects judges’ decision, orders hearings on Sunoco Logistics pipeline

    The Public Utility Commission has ordered more hearings on Sunoco Logistics’ request to bypass local zoning to build structures for facilities along i...
  • October 2, 2014

    Named in office porn exchanges, Pa.'s DEP chief resigns

    The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection is leaving his post.
  • October 2, 2014

    Enviros threaten to sue over sewage spills in Valley Forge trout stream

    Two environmental groups are threatening to sue a Chester County township over multiple sewer line breaks near Valley Forge National Historical Park t...
  • October 1, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Wind in Pennsylvania a boom-or-bust business

    Heading eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, just as you approach the Somerset service plaza, a striking sight appears in the distance: six huge, w...
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