Environment

  • 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...
  • 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....