A Slew of Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life—With Gas

State Impact By Kate Colaneri Reuters reports Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics is moving ahead on plans to build a natural gas liquids processing and export hub on the site of a former oil refinery in southeastern Pennsylvania. The newswire obtained records that show the company is seeking a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection […]

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Carbon Reductions Cheaper When States Collaborate, Analysis Shows

Power Source By Anya Litvak Meeting federal carbon emission targets will be a lot cheaper if Pennsylvania teams up with other states, a new analysis by the nation’s largest grid operator found. PJM Interconnection — the Valley Forge, Pa., organization that manages the flow of electricity in 13 northeastern states and the District of Columbia […]

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Denton Fracking Ban Passes, But for How Long?

Dallas Observer By Emily Mathis By the time Denton’s city offices opened this morning, officials already had two brand new lawsuits waiting for them. As Denton’s attorneys begin the weary post-election process of sorting through a legal defense against this inevitable barrage of suits, it’s clear the battle over the ban on fracking voters approved […]

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Rex Energy Invested $88.3 Million in its Utica, Marcellus Operations

Times Reporter By Shane Hoover Rex Energy invested $88.3 million in its Utica and Marcellus operations during the third quarter, including nine gross wells the company put in service in Carroll County. The State College, Pennsylvania-based driller released results from some of its Utica wells ahead of a conference call with analysts on Wednesday. The […]

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Dominion Pre-Files Request for Environmental Review of Supply Header Project With FERC

State Journal By Sarah Tincher Dominion submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nov. 4 asking the commission to begin its environmental review of the proposed $500 million Supply Header Project. The Project, which will be built and operated by the company’s Dominion Transmission subsidiary, would provide an additional 1.5 billion cubic […]

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What Wolf’s win means for energy and the environment

by Susan Phillips Now we know. Democrat Tom Wolf will indeed be taking the reins from Gov. Corbett in just over two months. For the first time since 1954, an incumbent Pennsylvania governor did not either win re-election or cede power to someone from their own party.  That’s an historic loss for Pennsylvania’s GOP, which has […]

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Second lawsuit filed to halt drilling in state parks and forests

By Katie Colaneri and Susan Phillips An environmental group has filed a lawsuit challenging the Corbett administration’s plan to lease more state park and forest land for oil and gas development. The Corbett Administration lifted a moratorium on new leases in state parks and forests with an executive order last May to help plug a budget gap. The […]

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