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Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012 by


LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

Pollution rule may affect Pa.’s coal-fired plants

December 22, 2011 by


     HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – New federal pollution standards targeting the nation’s dirtiest power plants may help lead to the shutdown of some coal-fired plants in Pennsylvania, although it’s not yet clear how many. Doug Biden of the Harrisburg-based Electric Power Generation Association said Wednesday that low natural gas prices and stubbornly high coal prices […]

Panel to vote on final Pa. redistricting plan

December 12, 2011 by


     HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The panel in charge of redrawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts is poised to vote on a final plan. The Legislative Reapportionment Commission votes today on the final shape of the 203 House districts and 50 Senate districts for the next decade. The five-member panel includes the floor leaders from both chambers […]

Gas pipeline in northern Pa. OK’d; challenge vowed

November 16, 2011 by


WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania despite concerns expressed by federal environmental regulators. Environmental advocates immediately vowed a court challenge after a mandatory petition for rehearing. The 39-mile MARC 1 pipeline through the commonwealth’s rural Endless Mountain region into New York is proposed by […]

Senate panel approves Scarnati gas-drilling bill in PA

November 15, 2011 by


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top Republican senator has won a key committee’s support for his  broad-ranging bill to regulate natural gas drilling in the state, but  without the bipartisan support he hoped for. Only one Democrat on the  Senate Appropriations Committee crossed party lines Monday to join Republicans in endorsing the proposal from Senate […]

Pa. group files air-quality suit against driller

July 22, 2011 by


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A environmental advocacy group is alleging in a lawsuit that energy company Ultra Resources is violating federal and state air pollution laws at its Marcellus Shale drilling sites in northern Pennsylvania. PennFuture claimed in its suit filed Wednesday that Houston-based Ultra doesn’t have required permits and is polluting the air in […]

Pa. House aide says jobless benefits deal made

June 15, 2011 by


          HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A top aide to Pa. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai says a deal has been struck to prevent 45,000 Pennsylvanians from losing federally funded unemployment compensation benefits. Turzai’s chief of staff, Krystjan Callahan, confirmed there was an agreement Wednesday as GOP state representatives met on the topic behind closed […]