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Federal money has supercharged Pa.’s plugging of dangerous wells, but critics want more oversight

There are thousands of abandoned wells in Pennsylvania that leak a powerful greenhouse gas. Environmentalists say the state needs to do more to target the worst ones.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

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Marsh Creek State Park once again the site of cleanup due to Mariner East pipeline construction

Mariner East pipeline builder Energy Transfer is back at the area near Marsh Creek State Park to clean up more drilling mud.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Rich Negrin, department of environmental protection secretary, has resigned

Rich Negrin was confirmed to the post in June.

By Staff

Pa. Senate confirms Negrin to be DEP secretary

The Shapiro Administration says Negrin is the first Latino DEP Secretary.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Republican lawmakers want to replace ‘protection’ with ‘services’ at DEP

The measure’s sponsor said a name change could spark what he sees as a needed culture change.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania