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Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009

From a fish kill in our public park, to a torched impoundment liner on Labor Day, these two 2009 fracking & flaring bloopers added to local excitement!

Holiday Magic Flowers & Lights!

Video of Phipps 2022 ‘Holiday Magic’ flowers and lights display in 4K. Using the settings at the bottom right of the video, choose both the highest resolution and full screen settings, for the best viewing…

‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’

Massive flare-offs at Shell’s newly operational PENNSYLVANIA PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX is a sure sign that things are well underway, converting shale gas ethane into little plastic nurdles. What the company calls “full production” won’t occur until some point next year, all while their air permit is finalized with the PA DEP. Anya Litvak reports on this…

TALE OF TWO TOWNSHIPS: A Decade of Fracking Issues in America

Southwestern PennsylvaniaIn the Spring of 2011, Chesapeake Appalachia LLC was the first oil and gas producer to drill an unconventional Marcellus Shale well in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Yet, while large drilling sites are multiplying in Union Township, there are still no unconventional gas wells in neighboring Peters Township. While it’s nearly impossible to…

War vs. Nature

Ukraine has used the Cop27 climate talks to make the case that Russia’s invasion is causing an environmental as well as humanitarian catastrophe, with fossil fuels a key catalyst of the country’s destruction. Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian on November 13, 2022: Svitlana Krakovska, Ukraine’s leading climate scientist, said it was difficult to leave…

Expectations from PA Gov Shapiro, Lt Gov Davis on Environmental, Energy Issues?

There were stark differences between the positions taken by Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and his opponent during the gubernatorial campaign just concluded. Photo: Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor-elect Austin Davis By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog During the campaign Shapiro outlined his general positions on environmental, and particularly energy issues, on his…

Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard for Pennsylvania Nov 12-18, 2022

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog To give the public a better understanding of the compliance record of oil and gas industrial facilities in Pennsylvania, PA Environment Digest developed this feature summarizing the more serious violations DEP reports through its Compliance Reporting Database on a weekly basis — Saturday through Friday. This…

VIDEOS: Halt the Harm Summit

‘Halt the Harm’ hosted an online summit highlighting some of the people leading the anti-fracking movement in communities across the United States. Learn about pipeline fights, public health threats, support services, and much more. Tuesday, November 15th Wednesday, November 16th Thursday, November 17th VIDEO: What would Rachel Carson say?

Residential Gas Prices over the Marcellus Shale

We continue to experience natural gas price increases in Pennsylvania, partly due to increased LNG exports, even though we sit above the Marcellus Shale, and reside in one of the most heavily fracked counties in Pennsylvania. Below is a chart comparing prices year-over-year, from our recent residential natural gas bill, to the one 12-months ago:…

PITT Goes Green with a 61-acre Solar Farm

A new 55,000 solar panel farm will provide the Pittsburgh campus with nearly one-fifth of its electricity through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Pitt signed a 20-year agreement with Vesper to purchase all of the electricity produced on the site. Aurora Sharrard, Pitt’s executive director of sustainability, expects it to account for 18 percent…

Massive Leak at Gas Storage Area in Western PA

The Rager Mountain Gas Storage Area leak in Cambria County is proving difficult to stop, while bringing worrisome comparisons to the Aliso Canyon and Powhatan Point incidents, where huge volumes of methane reached the atmosphere. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Left: Methane plume from the leak captured by…

FRANCE: Solar Energy from Parking Lots

Énergie solaire à partir de parkings. The latest solar energy news out of France blanketed media outlets: France to require all large parking lots to be covered by solar panelsIn France, solar just got a huge boost from new legislation approved through the Senate this week that will require all parking lots with spaces for at least…

Electric Vehicles Really are Better for the Climate

The average electric vehicle produces less than half the carbon pollution of a gas-powered vehicle, so don’t get fooled by any myths to the contrary. Daisy Simmons reports in Yale Climate Connections on November 6, 2022 You may have heard the myth that electric vehicles are just as bad for the climate — or worse…

3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog

Mr. Hess served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2001 to 2003, Executive Deputy at DEP from 1995 to 2001, as staff to the PA Senate Environmental Committee and various positions in the former Department of Environmental Resources, working on environmental issues for over 40 years. Washington County Family Lawsuit Alleges…

Photographs of Marcellus & Utica Shale O&G processing May 19, 2014

Aerial photos over SW Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia of cryogenic gas plants, natural gas pipelines, propane rail hub construction, drilling and fracking. See the MarkWest gas plant and rail hub in Houston Pa, the Blue Racer Midstream gas plant along the Ohio River in West Virginia, and the Oak Grove cryogenic gas plant under…

Shell Cracker Plant: Aerial Views Oct 2021 & Oct 2022

From an October 1, 2021 flight, to a second flight a year later on October 21, 2022, we see further development at Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex along the Ohio River north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: VIDEO: Ethane Crackers & Associated Health Impacts MORE NEWS: Shell’s petrochemical city in Potter Township finally gets crackingNovember 15, 2022 –…

Marcellus Shale Images | Majorsville transformation

Our March 21, 2014 flight over the Utica and Marcellus Shale revealed the rapid pace of development on a huge cryogenic gas plant in a West Virginia valley known as Majorsville (Google Map link) as well as capturing additional images of shale gas production, fracking and gas processing around the tri-state area. First, let’s see…

Pennsylvania DEP Permit Notices | Compliance Dashboard | Nov 5-12, 2022

The following DEP notices were published in the November 12 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog Land Recycling/Brownfield Cleanups — Lower Mount Bethel Energy Facility: DEP received Final Report on remediation of soil…

Young Voters Going Democrat to Record Degree

According to Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, President of NextGen America, “young voters” are now breaking 3-1 for Democrats. Zachary Shahan reports further in CleanTechnica on November 9, 2022: Young people have historically been more progressive, liberal, and Democratic. The statement from Ramirez is that they have gone in that direction more than ever before. Another part…

Telescoping wave energy

Scotland’s AWS Energy has reported results some 20% better than predicted for its Archimedes Waveswing, a prototype wave energy generator that’s been undergoing ocean-based testing. Loz Blain reports in NEW ATLAS on November 6, 2022: The Waveswing is a cylindrical metal buoy that’s tethered to a single point on the ocean floor. In operation, it…

Proposed Pipeline Expansion in WV, Ohio & PA – Comment Period Open

FERC is taking public comments on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) until 5:00pm ET on November 21, 2022 Mike Tony reports in the October 26, 2022 Charleston Gazette-Mail: Equitrans LP, subsidiary of Mountain Valley Pipeline lead developer Equitrans Midstream Corp., has proposed construction of the Ohio Valley Connector Expansion project. The project includes natural…

Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV

Our home electric and gas utility bills arrived in late October. Total: $38.67 Image: Electric bills for 12 month period = $290.44$24.20 average per month includes EV charging It’s been over a year since we upgraded our home heating and cooling system from an old central air conditioning unit to a MERV 15 heat pump,…

2022 Shale & Public Health Conference

The Straight Scoop on Shale – A project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund The 10th annual Shale & Public Health Conference will take place as an online conference over two days Tuesday, November 15 & Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from noon to 4pm EST New research presented by national experts…

Old Well / New Well Communication Possible in South Strabane Twp PA?

Story by Karen Mansfield of the Observer-Reporter on November 8, 2022 reports: Two South Strabane Township homes test positive for methane November 8, 2022 – South Strabane Township Department of Fire and Emergency Management and the Washington County Department of Public Safety on Sunday partnered to meter 42 homes on Scout Drive after a confirmed…

Fetterman Better Choice than Oz on Climate

While they both support fracking, John Fetterman is clear on his climate goals. Q: What measures, regulations, or acts, if any, would you support to mitigate climate change?OZ: “Candidate did not respond” Q: What measures, regulations, or acts, if any, would you support to mitigate climate change?FETTERMAN: “Climate change is an existential threat, and we…

PA DEP Permit Notices – Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities

The following DEP notices were published in the November 5 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | November 4, 2022 Land Recycling/Brownfield Cleanups — Coterra Energy Inc. – K. Benedikt Well Pad 1:…

LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants

Lawsuit filed October 28, 2022 in Washington County, Pennsylvania Washington County Courthouse Latkanich v. Chevron et al PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking By Kristina Marusic | Environmental Health News | August 4, 2022 For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich has discussed his concerns about fracking chemicals contaminating the water and…

EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania

Funding came partly from federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Reid Frazier reports on November 4, 2022 in StateImpact Pennsylvania: EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pa. environmental justice areas The grants will pay for 11 projects around the state, totaling $4.27 million. Monitors will be set up around industrial sources and transportation…

UPDATED: Bentworth School District Closed due to Equitrans Midstream Fire

Bentworth schools were closed Friday November 4, 2022 due to a fire on Johnston Road, in close proximity to Bentworth High School, at Equitrans Midstream’s H-108 natural gas transmission line, located in Bentleyville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania. More: News video Source “Equitrans technicians were immediately dispatched and arrived on location to identify the ignition source as…

No Room on your Roof? Try Community Solar!

‘Community solar is about to explode’ in Illinois Nara Schoenberg wrote a story in the Chicago Tribune on October 31, 2022, “A way to get solar energy — no rooftop panels required — is making headway in Illinois: ‘Community solar is about to explode’ Increasingly popular in Illinois, community solar was pioneered on the West…

Governor Tom Wolf’s Fracking Legacy

Photo by Governor Tom Wolf from Harrisburg, PA Governor Wolf Portrait, CC BY 2.0, Source In one of his final acts as Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Wolf signed a huge, multi-billion dollar taxpayer giveaway, in large part to the oil and gas industry. Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA reports on November 3, 2020: Tom Wolf signs…

7 Questions to Ask Candidates about Gas Development & Public Health

Environmental Health Project Blog (Note: Images and Bob’s comments have been inserted into the original blog found here) If you’re like most people, you want to be healthy. You want pure drinking water and clean air. You want rivers, streams, and oceans that are not polluted. You want healthy families and children. Well, your environment…

News Updates: Electric Vehicles

Recent News Headlines about EV’s 100% Electric Vehicles = 13% Of New Vehicle Sales Globally!Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 51% in September 2022 compared to September 2021, reaching a record 1,040,000 units. This is the first time ever the world reaches one million plugin vehicle registrations in a month. With such a strong month in September,…

‘EYES ON SHELL’ virtual meeting tonight

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30PM EDT Just in from BC-MAC: Have you registered yet? If not, there’s still time! REGISTER HERE Shell’s Final Air Permit: Title VHow Can We Protect Our Community? The Proof is in the Permit; join us to discuss the upcoming air permit for Shell, including how it will affect you and…

EU Bans Sale of New Gasoline and Diesel Cars

EU negotiators agreed on a deal for “zero-emission road mobility by 2035″ “The days of the carbon spewing, pollution belching combustion engine are finally numbered.” Julia Poliscanova, T&E’s senior director for vehicles and e-mobility Anmar Frangoul’s CNBC report on October 28, 2022 shares these details: The plan seeks to slash CO2 emissions from new vans…

VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby

On-Demand Webinar: Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | November 1, 2022 Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker Alliance, and Mountain Watershed Association hosted a webinar on October 25 on Creating A…

AGRIVOLTAIC FARMING: Our Food & Energy Future

Agrivoltaic farming involves strategically installing solar panels so they share land used for agriculture. Advocates for this option believe it could make a meaningful difference in both food supplies and energy infrastructure. Jane Marsh wrote a story in Renewable Energy Magazine on October 20, 2022 about Agrivoltaics. An Oregon State University team investigated the effects…

SPECIAL PROTECTION WATERSHEDS: Victims of Repeated Abuse and Lingering Pollution in PA

David Hess published a story October 29th about microplastics being found in ALL of Pennsylvania’s BEST trout streams tested. This disturbing news revived my memories of repeated fracking spills into our county’s Special Protection watersheds, over one 4 year period. Here are both our stories. Before drilling and fracking begins in Special Protection Watersheds in…

Learn About the New National EV Infrastructure Grant Program

November 1st Webinar and In-Person Stakeholder Sessions By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 12, 2022 On October 12, the Department of Transportation announced resources are now available to help businesses and organizations to prepare in advance of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement, which is…

News Headlines: Renewable Energy

Global news headlines on renewable energy Economic benefits of wind, solar in rural Appalachia could top $65 billionA recent report shows that rural communities in Appalachia could benefit the most from wind and solar development. The group looked at expected local tax revenues, land lease payments, and employee wages generated by new solar and wind projects…

Caltech’s Space Solar Energy Project

Imagine collecting solar energy in space, where it has 8-times the potential of terrestrial solar, and beaming it back to Earth. Caltech’s wildly ambitious space solar project, buoyed by a massive hundred-million-dollar donation, is preparing to launch its first prototypes into orbit. These cutting-edge ultralight structures will collect, convert and wirelessly send energy. It’s obvious why you’d…

Inflation, Exports and Natural Gas Prices

Sean O’Leary wrote an excellent Ohio River Valley Institute blog on October 13, 2022 about the past, present and future of natural gas prices. Source: Author’s calculation based on EIA U.S. Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Residential Customers. Consumer Price Index calculation using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Calculator. “Natural gas inflation has been worse…

Wind Energy on the Ballot in Ohio

In north-central Ohio, Seneca County commissioners used a new 2021 law to ban renewable energy projects in unincorporated parts of the county. Now, another ban is up for a vote in neighboring Crawford County, Ohio. On October 21, 2022 Julie Grant of The Allegheny Front wrote the story, WIND ENERGY HAS DIVIDED ONE RURAL OHIO…

PA DEP Posted 52 Pages of Permit-Related Public Notices in Oct. 22 PA Bulletin

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the October 22 PA Bulletin—  — DEP/SRBC Permit Notices — Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities  [PaEN]   — DEP Posts Formal Notice Of Availability Of Abandoned Mine Land, Mine Drainage Grants — The Department of Environmental Protection published notice…

PA Senate, House Pass Massive, 20-Year Taxpayer Subsidies for Fracked Gas, Hydrogen & Petrochemicals

Passed in Hours with No Public Accountability or Environmental Safeguards By David E. Hess | PA Environment Blog | October 27, 2022 On October 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported out House Bill 1059 (Hickernell-R-Lancaster) after amending it to provide $106.6 million in annual taxpayer subsidies to manufacturing and other businesses that use natural gas…

Bucknell University Dedicates 1.76 MW Solar Energy Facility in Central PA

By Michael Taromina, The Bucknellian On October 6, 2022, Bucknell University formally dedicated its new 1.76 MW solar energy facility in Union County, Pennsylvania.  The article first appeared in The Bucknellian on October 7, 2022 Bucknell University is known for many things—stellar academics, superb facilities and superior athletics, but one aspect of the college that…

15 Companies Are Manufacturing Solar Panels in the US

Kelly Pickerel wrote a detailed article listing all the companies “entering a solar module manufacturing renaissance” in the United States. While her October 19th story includes the full details, below is a condensed list of those companies: Kelly’s complete story in Solar Power World is here. ### IN OTHER NEWS: Update Nov 10, 2022 –…

U.S. SENATE RACE: Oz and Fetterman Both Support Fracking, But To What Extent?

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates clarified their views on shale gas extraction during last night’s one hour debate. During the debate, John Fetterman referenced his 2019 support for a proposed fracking site at a steel mill near his home, while also repeating his support for fracking 3-times, in under 11-seconds: “I do support fracking” – “I…

Webinar: Creating a Healthy Home with Gas Development in Your Neighborhood

The Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker, and Mountain Watershed Association will host a webinar on October 25 on ‘Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood‘ from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog Join the…

Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dr. Oz flip-flopped on the fracking issue in Pennsylvania. Is he now ignoring his health education and medical knowledge, just to garner votes? Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News posted an excellent guide October 24, 2022 on the unique environmental health challenges facing Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. Heart disease is just one of many: Our…

New Federal Climate, Energy Law Makes Going Solar Well Within Reach

By Sharon Pillar, Executive Director PA Solar Center | October 4, 2022 The recently passed [federal] Inflation Reduction Act offers a number of incentives that make transitioning to solar power very attractive to homeowners, businesses, and other organizations. It offers financing tools and opportunities to make flipping the switch to solar well within reach, including…

Motionless Wind Energy Unit by Aeromine

These rooftop wind generators take up 10% of the roof space and deliver up to 50% more energy than a solar array of the same price. “Aeromine’s founders have created a much more effective way to harness even moderate wind to create energy for large, flat rooftop buildings such as warehouses, data centers, office, and…

Registration Open for Ohio River Basin Alliance Summit

November 17-18, 2022 at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 3, 2022 Registration is now open for the 2022 Ohio River Basin Alliance Summit to be held on November 17-18 at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Hear about the progress made toward implementation…

Susquehanna River Basin: No Exclusion Zones for Water Withdrawals from Streams

Lack of restrictions includes Exceptional Value (EV) and High Quality (HQ) streams subject to water quality antidegradation rules By David E. Hess Former Secretary, PA Department of Environmental ProtectionPA Environment Digest Blog | October 17, 2022 When considering natural gas industry or other water withdrawal requests, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission has no exclusion zones…

VIDEO: Delivering Solar Energy

Building Resilient & Sustainable Value Chains Global Clean Action Energy Forum – Pittsburgh, PAFriday September 23, 2022 12:45pm-1:45pm EDT NOTE: Video begins at the 9:45 mark Ensuring resilient solar value chains will be critical to delivering affordable and efficient clean energy and enabling progress on the Glasgow Power Breakthrough. Value chains encompass critical minerals and…

NO SPECIAL PROTECTION in Northeastern Pennsylvania

The ‘Exceptional Value’ Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming County, PA is Dammed & Damned (Photos: Top- Overview of water withdrawal site at beginning of construction; Photos taken on October 13, 2022 during another muddy sediment plume event in the Loyalsock Creek.) Video Dispatch From The Loyalsock: Water Withdrawal Point Construction October 13, 2022, another muddy sediment…

CALIFORNIA: Ocean Water into Drinking Water

California regulators unanimously approve the $140 million Doheny Ocean Desalination Project that will produce up to 5 million gallons of drinking water per day. “We’re watching what’s happening at the Colorado River, and it’s not good. Desalination could be part of that solution for water reliability for a broad region.” Rick Shintaku, general manager of…

Move Over Tesla: Here Comes General Motors

DETROIT – October 11, 2022 – General Motors today announced the introduction of Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial, which in combination with the existing Ultium Charge 360, create a holistic ecosystem of energy management products and services that will be housed under a new business unit called GM Energy. Source GM Energy’s connected product and service offerings…

LNG ‘Traffic Jam’ Limits European Imports

“Exceptional Situation” has dozens of ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) circling off the coasts of Spain An October 17, 2022 story by Marwa Rashad and Belén Carreño from Reuters tells of the sort of snafu that results when LNG shipping supply exceeds storage and regasification capabilities: ..the arrival of multiple cargoes of the superchilled…

Franklin Kury: 2 Jars of Water and a Lasting Environmental Legacy for Pennsylvania

As a Keystone State legislator, Franklin L. Kury drafted the Environmental Rights Amendment (ERA) and was a principal co-author of the Clean Streams Law. By B.J. Small, Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA When the federal Clean Water Act was established 50 years ago to regulate pollution to the country’s rivers and streams and set quality standards for…

Marcellus Shale Photos in 2013

Compilation of Hundreds of MARCELLUS AIR aerial photos of the Marcellus Shale Infrastructure Buildout in 3 States Long before most people were even aware of the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale buildout, that had already been underway for several years, this collection of hundreds of photos, from seven flights over 3 states (Ohio, West Virginia,…

Groups Petition US EPA to Revoke Ohio’s Regulation of Waste Disposal Wells

A coalition of 27 environmental and civil rights groups claim that Ohio’s failure to take enforcement action against companies that violate regulations is endangering drinking water sources. “Operators currently produce billions of tons of waste annually, and much of this waste ends up in Class II wells in Ohio. The waste injected into these wells…

Highlights from EIA’s Latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook”

By Ken Bossong | SUN DAY CAMPAIGN | October 12, 2022(founded 1992)6930 Carroll Avenue; Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912301-270-6477 x.6;  sun-day-campaign@hotmail.comTwitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign “Increases in U.S. electricity generation in our forecast come almost entirely from solar and wind. We expect renewable sources will provide 22% of U.S. generation in 2022 and 24% in 2023, up…

Worried About Electric Vehicle Battery Fires?

Chris Teague of AutoWeek points out some interesting facts about vehicle fires. A better way of looking at electric vehicle fires is to compare the number of fires per 100,000 vehicles sold… hybrid vehicles had the most fires per 100,000 sales at 3,474.5 while there were 1,529.9 fires per 100k for gas vehicles and just…

PA Moves Gas Well Emissions Rule to Beat Costly Federal Deadline

The regulation meets 2016 standards set by the federal government, and if the rule isn’t finalized by December 16th, Pennsylvania faces around $500 million in highway funding sanctions in the next year. (See YouTube video below) DEP estimates the regulation could reduce VOC emissions by as much as 9,204 tons per year. As a co-benefit,…

PA DEP Permit Notices: Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities

The following DEP notices were published in the October 15 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 14, 2022 Land Recycling Cleanups — CNX – GH56 Well Pad: Final Report on remediation…

US STEEL: Is ‘Serial Stinker’ in Pittsburgh’s Mon Valley Beyond Reproach?

Allegheny County Exec & Health Officials Remain ‘Mum’ on Latest Stench as U.S. Steel’s Appeal of $1.8 Million March 7, 2022 Enforcement Order Lingers Like a Bad Fart Hydrogen Sulfide Pollution Remains BAD for Days on End in the Monongahela River Valley From October 5th through October 14th, the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) pollution level was…

MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More

OPINION: Joseph Otis Minott | Clean Air Council | October 6, 2022 Big gas has throttled Pennsylvania’s economy and that of the wider Ohio Valley for the last fifteen years. While gas executives like Energy Transfer’s Kelcy Warren and Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon managed to extract money from Pennsylvania pocketbooks and ship it back home to…

Pennsylvania Missing Out on Millions of Dollars

RGGI, Inc.’s third carbon-allowance auction of 2022 generated more than $301 million in revenue for reinvestment Pennsylvania is missing out on millions of dollars in revenue from carbon-allowance auctions that are part of a multi-state initiative to combat climate change as legal challenges to the commonwealth’s involvement in the initiative continue. Because of those legal challenges,…

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