Power Plant In Shippingport Could See Temporary Shut DownThe 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.
Washington Co. Drilling Supporters Call For State Rep.’s ResignationCecil Township Supervisor Elizabeth Cowden had a very personal reason for making the four-hour trip from Washington County to Harrisburg Tuesday.
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.
Gov. Corbett Talks Tax Breaks For Cracker PlantGovernor 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.
Safety Of Chloramine Questioned By Clean Water ActivistsThe 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.
Shell Oil Considers Building Ethylene Cracker In Pittsburgh RegionIt'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.
Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Drilling WastewaterIs 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.
Environmental Group Sues Local Water Treatment PlantsEnvironmental groups are suing the McKeesport and Franklin, Greene County, municipal authorities saying they are improperly treating gas drilling waste water.
DEP: Rivers, Streams Not RadioactiveThe 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.
NYT Article Prompts Calls To Test Pennsylvania Water
Former DEP Head Defends Pennsylvania's Environmental Regulations
State Official: Pa. Water Meets Safe Drinking Standards