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DEP to require landfills to test for radioactivity from fracking waste

Leachate is tested for dozens of potential pollutants. But until now, landfills haven’t had to test it for radium, a radioactive material common in oil and gas waste.  

By Reid Frazier

DEP pushes to expand electric vehicle infrastructure, but challenges lie ahead

Installing EV chargers is becoming increasingly important in an accelerating market.

By Madison Goldberg

Updated: February 25, 2021 | 4:55 pm

At DEP budget hearing, some legislators focus on Pa.’s effort to join RGGI

Some Republican lawmakers criticized the agency. Its leader said it’s understaffed.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Central Pa. counties get $6M to help reduce pollution headed to the Chesapeake Bay

The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding 2020 Environmental Stewardship Fund grants to Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties.

By Rachel McDevitt

Bill in state House would loosen pollution reporting requirements

The measure is opposed by a collection of sportsmen’s and environmental groups.

By Rachel McDevitt

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

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

The latest penalty was levied for spills at 10 streams in counties across the state: Berks, Blair, Cambria, Cumberland, Delaware, Lebanon, Washington and Westmoreland.

By Jon Hurdle
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