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Caucus members urge DEP to reconsider steep fee increase

August 18, 2018Indiana Gazette

A letter signed by several local lawmakers and others in the state House Oil and Gas Caucus asks state Department of Environment Protection Secretary and Environmental Quality Board Chairman Patrick McDonnell to reconsider a proposed increase from $5,000 to $12,500...

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Letter: See what Pa. oil and gas bill does

August 11, 2018Elmira Star-Gazette

Clinton Owlett is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 68th Legislative District (Tioga, and part of Bradford and Potter counties). On June 5, he voted for Pennsylvania House Bill 2154, which amended oil and gas drilling regulations. The analyses of HB-2154 by...

Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?
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Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable?

June 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson, Director of Communications Phone: 412-481-9400 Email: jraulerson@pecpa.org   Can Carbon Pricing Can Keep Nuclear Viable? PEC Offers Testimony In Joint Legislative Hearing   Harrisburg — Testifying before the General Assembly’s...

DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event
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DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event

June 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 Contact: Patrick Starr, Executive VP Phone: 215-545-4570 Email: pstarr@pecpa.org   DCNR Climate Plan Unveiled at PEC Event Philadelphia Environmental Partnership Dinner Honors Sustainability Leaders     Philadelphia — Guests at the 48th annual Philadelphia...

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Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane

June 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2018   Contact: Josh Raulerson – 412.481.9400 / jraulerson@pecpa.org   Pennsylvania Takes Important Step Forward on Methane Pennsylvania joins other states in addressing air emissions from natural gas operations   (PITTSBURGH, PA – June 7, 2018)....

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House passes conventional oil and gas industry bill

June 6, 2018The Bradford Era

Mark Cline almost has a reason to cheer … but not quite yet. On Tuesday, the oilman of Cline Oil of Bradford welcomed news that the House passed,111-84, bill 2154 that would re-enact the Oil and Gas Act of 1984...

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A constitutional weapon: environmental rights reimagined in Pennsylvania

April 26, 2018Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There is no room for big ideas — existential ideas — at a water obstruction permit hearing. But they come anyway, discussions in search of a forum. “I’m here as a resident of Planet Earth,” Susan Hoppe, a Pittsburgh-based internist,...

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Laurel Ridge braces for climate change

April 20, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Atop Laurel Ridge in eastern Westmoreland County, a strategically placed pile of crushed limestone serves as a low-tech measure to keep acid rain from getting into Rock Run — and then Linn Run, which feeds into Loyalhanna Creek. “We’re dealing...

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Bill would roll back standards on conventional oil and gas drillers

April 12, 2018StateImpact Pennsylvania

A new bill in the state senate seeks to roll back environmental requirements on Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas industry, alleviating what its sponsor calls the “unbearable burden” of tougher standards targeted at larger, Marcellus Shale drillers. The measure marks...