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New Pipeline Could Mean Tax Bonanza for NJ Towns, but for Pa.? Not So Much

In Pennsylvania, communities where companies are building new natural gas pipelines could be missing out on vital tax dollars.

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Upstate New York Company Cuts Costs for Global Fuel Cell Production

New York's state energy research and development authority, NYSERDA, has awarded $200 thousand to upstate fuel cell company Solid Cell. The funding is earmarked for commercialization of the company’s unique interconnect material, an important mechanical part of fuel cell systems.

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Small Town Residents on Coal Plant Closures

The Mon Valley communities of Monongahela and New Eagle are the back yards of FirstEnergy’s Mitchell coal-fired power plant, which is one of two plants recently placed on the chopping block. The Allegheny Front talked to residents about what they think about the plants closing, and if air quality is a concern for them.

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Policy Expert Takes a Hard Look at Energy and Climate

Michael Levi, the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently released a new book titled The Power Surge, which provides significant insight into his thoughts on energy and climate.

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Gas, Guns, and Pipelines

Joe Bezjak wanted pipeline workers off his property. They say he threatened to shoot them. He says he was trying to protect his herd, and land. The 73-year-old ended up in jail over the confrontation. 

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Teens Talk Pressing Environmental Problems, Solutions

Every summer, about a dozen teen-agers study environmental issues as interns at Pittsburghís Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Girl Scouts Celebrate Centennial with Green Projects

For 100 years, the Girl Scouts of America have made it their mission to help girls become community leaders and activists.

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News Analysis: Obama Pushes Many Energy Sources In State of the Union Address

Donít put all your eggs in one basket. That may have been the central energy theme of President Obamaís State of the Union address.

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How Pennsylvania's Impact Fee Would Restrict Local Zoning

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Shale Commission Votes, Plus Impacts on Rural Services Related to Gas Boom

A new journalism project airing on The Allegheny Front will focus on the fiscal and environmental impact of the booming energy industry.

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