Tag: natural gas

PA DEP Secretary Krancer Hedges On Climate Change

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer presented his budget to the State House Appropriations committee this past week, and was pointedly asked about the impact to the state from climate change. He couldn’t answer the question, and indeed was reluctant to state any opinion about climate change. According to StateImpactPA, when asked by…

Covering the Natural Shale Gas Story in Pennsylvania

WHYY’s Chris Satullo and NewsWorks.org recently hosted an evening with Susan Phillips and Scott Detrow, the two multimedia reporters behind StateImpact Pennsylvania, a joint effort journalism project between National Public Radio, public radio stations WHYY in Philly and WITF in Harrisburg, to report local news that has national consequences. StateImpact primarily covers the burgeoning natural…

Screwed Locally and Globally on Climate Change

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), the agency in charge of the Delaware River as it winds through four states, conveniently sidestepped taking responsibility for overseeing the cumulative effects of the many natural gas pipelines being built around or through the Delaware River watershed by saying, essentially, “that’s not our job.” It’s a tried-and-true political…

Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in…