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Zinc brownfield gets DEP permit

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The state on Monday gave developers in Carbon County a permit to move forward with a plan to elevate the West site of the former New Jersey Zinc plant in Palmerton by adding millions of tons of dirt.

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on Sep 01, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Group touring state to push for Marcellus gas tax

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An environmental group is holding a statewide "Keep the Promise" tour that's aimed at enacting a new "severance tax" on Marcellus Shale natural gas producers, and the first stop will be in the Pittsburgh area.

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on Aug 31, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Gov. Rendell pushes for shale gas tax

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With just over a month to go before the deadline, state officials are still far apart in working out an agreement for a new tax on natural gas extracted from deep underground areas of Marcellus Shale.

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on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Pennsylvania coal plants face big changes under planned EPA pollution-control rules

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Outside, demonstrators wore breathing masks. Inside, a two-time cancer survivor, age 30, pleaded for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to approve a plan that would reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants in the eastern United States.

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on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Do gas wells pose health risk?

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Mushrooming Marcellus Shale gas well development in Pennsylvania is releasing hazardous chemicals into the air and water, but more study is needed to assess the human health risks they pose, according to Conrad Dan Volz, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Healthy Environments and Communities.

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on Aug 30, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Bedbug comeback brings pests into central Pennsylvania homes and nightmares

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Bedbugs were once a distantly remembered nuisance, the stuff of children's rhymes and Depression-era tales of woe. But increasingly, the tiny pests have become nightmarish bedfellows for homeowners, apartment dwellers and travelers across the country.

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on Aug 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Report criticizes state's monitoring of coal ash

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A coalition of environmental groups listed FirstEnergy's Little Blue in Beaver County and Allegheny Energy's Hatfield's Ferry in Greene County among 39 coal ash disposal sites that "are not being monitored properly by state governments."

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on Aug 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Pennsylvania egg producers report sales, prices are up

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The massive nationwide egg recall due to fears of salmonella poisoning is ironically good economic news for Pennsylvania's egg producers.

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on Aug 26, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Lease may be the most state will do for Bucks wildflower preserve

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At the state-owned Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in Bucks County, the deed is not done. Indeed, it now appears that the deed to the 137-acre preserve - part of Washington Crossing Historic Park - may never change hands.

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on Aug 25, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Lessons for the oil and gas industry from hospitals--disclosing errors

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I recently visited southwestern Pennsylvania to meet families living with natural gas drilling and learn about their experiences. I saw brown drinking water at one home and met a farmer who reports that 70 of his cows died after drinking...

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on Aug 24, 2010 at 07:50 PM