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Council Updates

Breakfast with Senator Bob Casey
May 22 in DC.Register here for coffee with Senator Bob Casey.
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Council Comments on Cove Point, MD LNG Export Facility
Clean Air Council ("Council") hereby submits the following comments in response to theApplication of Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (“DCP”) to the Maryland Public ServiceCommission (“Commission”) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”)to construct a Generating Station with a Name-Plate Capacity of 130 megawatts (“MW”) at theDominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) Terminal in Calvert County, Maryland.The comment period was originally to end March 3, 2014 but was then extended to April 2,2014.2 These comments are timely submitted.
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Solar States and Clean Air Council meet with State Rep. Curtis Thomas
PA Renewable Energy Update with State Rep Curtis Thomas
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W. Goshen residents upset with gas pump station proposal
The West Goshen Township Zoning Hearing Board is holding a public meeting April 3rd 7PM to decide whether to grant Sunoco Logistics a height exemption to build a pumping station at 1261 Boot Road. Please feel free to contact the Council for information on commenting and carpooling to this important zoning board hearing.W. Goshen Residents Upset with Gas Pump Station Proposal
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Health Impact Assessment: Ethane Cracker
Royal Dutch Shell has proposed a new natural gas and chemical processing station in Monaca, PA, outside Pittsburgh. The proposed site is currently held by Horsehead Corporation which owns the inactive zinc smelting facility.  The proposed facility, known as a “cracker”, will separate natural gas and chemical feedstocks into different compounds used primarily in the manufacturing of plastics.  Increased hydraulic fracturing and natural gas collection has led to increased ethane available for “cracking”.
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News

Odors persist from Peninsula compost yard
South Wilmington and New Castle civic groups plan an areawide meeting Wednesday to air continuing complaints about odors from a food composting plant near the Port of Wilmington.They also will hear from state regulators and site owners about the plant's future. "The frustration level is high," said Shirley Berkel, executive director of the Rose Hill Community Center,...
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Will Pennsylvania’s Proposed Anti-Smog Regs Actually Create New Pollution Hot Spots?
Some people claim that the Clean Air Act has its roots in Pennsylvania, where in 1948, a single smog event left 20 people dead and 6,000 others ill in the town of Donora. It was the worst air pollution disaster in U.S. history, tragically demonstrating to the nation that industrial air pollution isn’t just unpleasant, it’s potentially deadly. Almost 70 years later,...
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Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient
PA coal emissions plan criticized as too lenientBy Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  Pennsylvania's proposal to control smog-forming emissions from coal-fired power plants sets limits so lax that most of those facilities could continue to operate without the pollution controls they've already installed, just as they're doing now, according to two environmental...
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Thousands Expected to Celebrate Earth Day at Clean Air Council’s 5K Run for Clean Air – a Certified Green Run and Many More Fun Activities
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In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats
 In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.  by Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica, April 1, 2014, 12:43 p.m.  (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)...
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