As Wolf supports full DRBC fracking ban, Republican lawmakers gear up to pass a rebuke of the agency

As Wolf supports full DRBC fracking ban, Republican lawmakers gear up to pass a rebuke of the agency

As debate rages over a bill in the General Assembly which would discourage an interstate agency from fully banning fracking in eastern Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf has quietly come out in support of taking further action to ban natural gas drilling.

Wolf and Delaware Gov. John Carney last week joined New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in calling for the Delaware River Basin Commission to fully ban hydraulic fracking in their jurisdiction, which stretches from Wayne County in the far northeast region of the state down to the Philadelphia environs.
Thursday, May 23, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Senate advances pipeline commission bill while construction halts again on Mariner East 2

Senate advances pipeline commission bill while construction halts again on Mariner East 2

The state Public Utility Commission order construction halted on the nearly complete Mariner East 2 pipeline Thursday.

Their decision comes as the Senate moved a resolution, SR 373, out of committee earlier this week to dive deeper into pipeline policies and enforcement.

Thursday, June 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

Pennsylvania natural gas industry hindered by regulatory processes

The Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee held a joint hearing Wednesday morning on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry, where they heard from industry insiders on the difficulties they face in dealing with Pennsylvania’s regulatory environment.

Pennsylvania has grown to be the second in natural gas production behind Texas, according Policy Committee Chairman Sen. David Argall (R-Berks). 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Tuesday's press events discussed new fracking violations laws, bills to strengthen PA's PFA laws, and more

Tuesday's press events discussed new fracking violations laws, bills to strengthen PA's PFA laws, and more

Today at the Capitol members of the PennEnviornment Research and Policy center held a press conference to release a new report.

Also in the main rotunda there was the Fayette County Special Olympics contestants campaigned for “spread the word to end the word”.

Also, a group of senators unveiled four new bills that they are hoping offer more protection to victims of domestic abuse. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Reinstatement of state park fracking moratorium draws mixed reviews

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order Thursday morning in Philadelphia reinstating a Rendell-era moratorium in natural gas leases in state parks, an order that was ended under Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration.

“Natural gas development is vital to Pennsylvania’s economy, but so is the economic and environmental viability of our parks and forests,” said Gov. Wolf in a statement. “This is about striking the right balance. Our state parks and forests are unique assets that should be preserved, protected, and utilized by our residents for recreational purposes.”

Thursday, January 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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