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Statement: Pipeline Permit Halt Lifted, Construction to Resume

January 3, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it “will lift the nearly year-long permit bar currently in place” for certain pipeline development projects after a consent order and agreement between the agency and pipeline operator. The DEP… Read More ►

Propane Buses Highlight Environmental Benefits of Pa. Resources

December 17, 2019
Philadelphia-area public radio station WHYY 90.9 FM recently published a story that StateImpact Pennsylvania picked up detailing how North Penn School District in Montgomery County converted its bus fleet from diesel to propane — yes, the very same fuel resource… Read More ►

Constables Have Always Been Paid by Private Entities, Mariner East Constables Were No Different

December 16, 2019
Two constables were arrested for conducting security duties at the Mariner East pipeline in Chester County, yet they were hired and paid at no differently than the many others hired for local events according to the Commonwealth Constable Association. Constables… Read More ►

Propane Buses Highlight Environmental Benefits of Pa. Resources

December 10, 2019
Philadelphia-area public radio station WHYY 90.9 FM recently published a story that StateImpact Pennsylvania picked up detailing how North Penn School District in Montgomery County converted its bus fleet from diesel to propane — yes, the very same fuel resource… Read More ►

New TEAM Initiative to Educate Skilled Workers for Booming Energy Industry

December 9, 2019
A group of community colleges and other organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, will work together to build up the regional workforce in energy and advanced manufacturing. The Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, or TEAM, was initiated by… Read More ►

Anti-Pipeline Activists Incite Civil Disobedience at Mariner East Protest

December 2, 2019
Anti-pipeline activists went out of their way to disrupt Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline construction on Saturday morning. About 40 activists entered the construction site, forcing Sunoco/Energy Transfer to temporarily shut down construction. However, barriers at construction sites are there for… Read More ►

ICYMI: Energy Issues Unite Political Parties in Western Pa.

November 22, 2019
County officials from both sides of the aisle on Wednesday issued a statement showing support for natural gas and petrochemical development in western Pennsylvania in the continuing wake of comments by Pittsburgh’s mayor at the Climate Action Summit. Officials signing… Read More ►

Refinery Jobs are Good Jobs

November 22, 2019
Philadelphia City Council’s Committees on Legislative Oversight and Environment held a joint hearing today to assess options for the future of the refinery complex owned by Philadelphia Energy Solutions, which closed in the summer. Jim Snell, Business Manager of Steamfitters… Read More ►