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August 11, 2012

Marcellus Shale Industry Offers White Collar Work

The Marcellus shale gas boom has been changing the landscape of Pennsylvania for the last few years. But before every drill rig, well pad, or pipeline is constructed, another type of work must be completed. Paperwork. A day was spent with someone at the forefront of one part of the drilling boom. This isn't someone who works mud and rock, but in paper, some of it very old.

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Choosing Renewable Power

With coal and gas battling it out as the fuel of choice for electricity generation, it's sometimes easy to forget that renewables like wind and solar play a part in keeping the lights on. Pennsylvania is one of 20 or so states that has deregulated the retail electricity market. Customers now have the option to add more renewable energy to the power mix

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Appalachian Region Among Worst In Power Plant Pollution Report

PA, Ohio and WV are in the top five of a list called the "Toxic 20." It's the ranking by the Natural Resources Defense Cou

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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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The Price of Mine Subsidence Insurance Drops

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reduced premiums for MSI, or Mine Subsidence Insurance.

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