Clean Water Action

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Power Plant In Shippingport Could See Temporary Shut Down

The battle lines have been drawn over coal, and the carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants like the one in Homer City have become the focus.


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Washington Co. Drilling Supporters Call For State Rep.’s Resignation

Cecil Township Supervisor Elizabeth Cowden had a very personal reason for making the four-hour trip from Washington County to Harrisburg Tuesday.


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Clean Rivers, Clean City?

KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore talks with Tom Hoffman, Western Pennsylvania director for Clean Water Action, and Jennifer Kennedy, campaign director for the Clean Rivers campaign.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/29/2012

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Gov. Corbett Talks Tax Breaks For Cracker Plant

Governor Tom Corbett is making his first comments today about $1.6 billion in tax breaks he’s proposing to help bring Shell Oil’s new multi-billion dollar cracker plant to Beaver County.


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Safety Of Chloramine Questioned By Clean Water Activists

The Mon River is the water source for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania American Water customers. Next month, that water will be undergoing a new treatment process involving chloramine, a mixture of chlorine and a smaller amount of ammonia.


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Shell Oil Considers Building Ethylene Cracker In Pittsburgh Region

It’s one more major example of just how huge this Marcellus Shale boom is becoming. Shell Oil may build something called an ethylene cracker – a major petro-chemical plant – in our region. The plant is expected to spawn a whole new industry – producing ethylene – a by-product of shale drilling to make plastics.


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Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Drilling Wastewater

Is Marcellus Shale wastewater still finding its way into our rivers and streams? The state has asked water treatment plants to stop taking the wastewater, but environmental groups went to court Tuesday to make sure.


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Environmental Group Sues Local Water Treatment Plants

Environmental groups are suing the McKeesport and Franklin, Greene County, municipal authorities saying they are improperly treating gas drilling waste water.


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DEP: Rivers, Streams Not Radioactive

The state tested for radioactivity in seven rivers and creeks downstream from plants that treat drilling wastewater. In each case, the DEP found that readings for radioactive material were at or below safe water standards.


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NYT Article Prompts Calls To Test Pennsylvania Water

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are new developments concerning radioactive material in our rivers and streams and now there are calls for statewide testing. The New York Times has now raised a special concern that radium […]


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Former DEP Head Defends Pennsylvania’s Environmental Regulations

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Is Marcellus Shale drilling poisoning our rivers and threatening our drinking water? The headline in the New York Times reads: “Regulation Lax As Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers” and calls Pennsylvania […]


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State Official: Pa. Water Meets Safe Drinking Standards

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is the state allowing natural gas drillers to pollute our rivers and streams? Environmentalists claim the state is allowing drilling waste water to spill untreated into our waterways. “We have a new […]