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Report: DEP Fails to Consider Health Impacts of Shale

Earthworks, an environmental advocacy group, charges that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection left many Marcellus wells uninspected, doesn't consider health impacts of shale gas, and prioritized speedy permitting over enforcement. The DEP says the report is biased and relies on old data.

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DEP's Fracking Record-Keeping Blocks Transparency

How is drilling affecting residential water wells? Researchers say data on that core question is spotty. A recent court ruling in an open records case criticizes the state Department of Environmental Protection for keeping sloppy records.

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Mr. Hanger Goes to Harrisburg?

John Hanger -- former secretary of Pennsylvaniaメs Department of Environmental Protection - announced in November that he is running for g

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PA's Top Environmental Cop Says State Doing the Job

How much regulation for shale gas is too much?

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Bill: Voters Choose State's Top Environmental Cop

One lawmaker in Pennsylvania wants to make environmental protection an election issue--but not in the way you might think.

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Bill: Voters Choose State's Top Environmental Cop

One lawmaker in Pennsylvania wants to make environmental protection an election issue--but not in the way you might think. Jesse White, a state representative in Washington County, says he wants the state's top environmental regulator to be an elected official. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier reports.

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PA Oil and Gas Law's Zoning Linchpin Yanked by Court

PA's new oil and gas law, Act 13, took a blow this week.

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Bass Diseased and Dying, But DEP Says PFBC's Claims of River Impairment Need More Study

Open sores and lesions, black spots, and intersex characteristics have been appearing in young smallmouth bass in a central Pennsylvania

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With Fracking as a Wedge, PA's Top Regulator Not BFFs with EPA

Over the last few years, the USEPA has taken an increased interest in regulating and monitoring hydraulic fracturing.

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PennFuture Leadership Change Brings Lawyer to Helm

The head of one of Pennsylvania's leading environmental organization has left her post.

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