Environment

  • 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...
  • February 6, 2014

    'Botched' process wrongly denies Sandy aid to hundreds in N.J.

    New Jersey lawmakers are responding angrily to a report showing that aid was wrongly denied to hundreds of Sandy victims.
  • February 6, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Corbett budget proposal expands drilling in state parks and forests

    Governor Corbett is seeking to overturn a Rendell-era executive order that placed a moratorium on new gas leases in state parks and forests.
  • February 3, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Senior DEP official invested in natural gas industry

    For several years a high-ranking official at the state Department of Environmental Protection invested his personal money in the natural gas industry....
  • January 30, 2014

    EPA protesters gather in Philly for 'die-in'

    The regional Environmental Protection Agency office in Philadelphia serves the region including Appalachia. In the wake of the recent large-scale chem...
  • January 29, 2014 |  StateImpact Pennsylvania

    Drilling company names fracking sites after superheros

    Western Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy has been truly unconventional when it comes to naming its natural gas wells.
  • January 29, 2014

    Mother Nature aids cleanup of Delaware River oil spill

    Cleanup of the 1,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled into the Delaware River from a refinery near the Commodore Barry Bridge continues -- with the h...
  • January 28, 2014

    Philly refiner's push to maintain ban on U.S. crude oil exports goes against trend

    In early 2012, the refining business in Southeast Pennsylvania was on life support until a glut of cheap American oil and natural gas revived the indu...