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Shale Gas Compressor Proposal Reveals Town’s Divide

Marcellus drilling rigs and other shale gas infrastructure is dividing the residents of New Sewickley, Beaver County.

07/24/2014

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Beaver County Braces For Shale Gas Infrastructure

Don Kretschmann loves being an organic farmer in Beaver County, but now he says that way of life is under threat.

07/23/2014

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Ethics Commission Probes Allegheny Co. Councilman Over Deer Lakes Park Drilling

Shouts of “shame, shame, shame” followed Allegheny County Council’s approval in May of shale gas drilling below its 1,200-acre Deer Lakes Park.

07/09/2014

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45 Tons Of Trash Collected During Annual River Sweep

More than 300 volunteers got their hands dirty this weekend, cleaning up the banks of the Ohio River.

06/21/2014

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PRC Staff Volunteers “Dumpster Dive” To Gather Data For Composting

Though they may appear to be “dumpster diving,” Nick Shorr and Ross Hirshfeld are actually sorting through trash to find information for the Pennsylvania Resources Council.

05/22/2014

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Dumping Summer Blend Gas By 2015 May Be Unrealistic

Before you pull into your neighborhood gas station anxious to see a dramatic drop in prices because the state is dumping summer blend RVP gasoline, there is something you should know.

05/08/2014

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Fitzgerald: Much Of The Deer Lakes Park Drilling Money To Go To County Parks

A chorus of frogs echoed across the waters of Deer Lakes Park Wednesday, heralding a perfect day to fish or walk.

05/07/2014

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Bill Would Eliminate More Expensive Summer Blend Of Gasoline

Summer is just around the corner and soon folks will be gassing up and hitting the road for family vacations.

05/07/2014

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Shell Oil Holds Community Meeting On Proposed Cracker Plant

It would be the biggest economic development project in the Ohio Valley in more than a generation – a $2.5 billion petrochemical plant called a cracker.

04/16/2014

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Shenango Coke Works To Pay $600K Fine In Agreement With Allegheny Co.

People who live in Bellevue and Avalon have long complained about pollution from the Shenango Coke Plant on Neville Island.

04/08/2014

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Deal Collapses To Preserve Pristine Land In Richland Twp.

For years it was an eyesore in Richland Township, rusting greenhouses on the site of the former Pittsburgh Cut Flowers.

04/04/2014

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State Orders Ash Waste Dump Shut Down

Little Blue is a two-square mile lagoon containing untold tons of coal combustion waste, and folks who live nearby say it’s made their lives a misery.

04/03/2014

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Mars Area Parents Mobilizing Against Drilling Under School District Property

The rural landscape of western Pennsylvania is peppered with natural gas well rigs. But the rewards and risks of the industry are now being weighed heavily in Mars, Butler County.

03/07/2014

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Meeting Over Hanover Twp. Frackwater Plant Gets Heated

People fighting a proposed frackwater treatment plant sounded off Thursday night.

02/20/2014

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Hanover Township Residents Fighting Frackwater Treatment Plant

In the front yard of Pam Chappell’s house there’s a sign asking Hanover Township supervisors to say “no” to something she says will change her neighborhood forever.

02/20/2014

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