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Latest Mariner East violation in Lebanon County could draw penalties against Sunoco

State environmental regulators plan to meet with Sunoco over violations with its Mariner East pipeline. The latest was another involving Snitz Creek.

By Rachel McDevitt

Atlantic Sunrise pipeline company pays $700,000 for construction violations

The violations included failure to properly maintain erosion and sedimentation best management practices, drilling fluid spills, and sediment discharge into waterways.

By Rachel McDevitt

Federal judges throw out ‘gaping loophole’ in Pa.’s coal pollution plan

Judges: Coal plants could ‘evade’ ozone rules with Pennsylvania regs
By Reid Frazier

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Updated: August 26, 2020 | 10:48 am

Sunoco asks Environmental Hearing Board to block new DEP shutdown of troubled Chester County drilling site

Company says prolonged pause at West Whiteland will harm public interest
By Jon Hurdle

Updated: August 21, 2020 | 5:33 pm

DEP fines Sunoco again for drilling mud spills, but Mariner East pipeline opponents say penalties aren’t fixing the problem

Fines for 2018-2019 violations come less than two weeks after spill in Chester County
By Jon Hurdle

State funding aims to help businesses, schools, agencies move to cleaner fuel vehicles

The state announced $2.1 million in grants
By Anne Danahy

DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that would halt new regulations during pandemic

The Democratic governor said the prohibition, in a bill passed along party lines by the GOP-led legislature, would violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches, and would halt an essential government operation.

By Rachel McDevitt

Warmer, wetter weather will bring more chicken farms to Pennsylvania, report says

DEP's Climate Change Impact Assessment report focuses on livestock and watershed
By Susan Phillips

State environmental regulator cancels public hearings due to COVID-19

Neil Shader, DEP communications director, said they decided to cancel and not postpone because it’s unclear when the COVID-19 pandemic will be brought under control.  

By Rachel McDevitt
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