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Council Updates

Public Participation Guide: Biomass in Your Community
This guide contains step by step information about how to track biomass operations and related rules and regulations, and how to effectively use this information to impact decision-making on permits, rules, and regulations.
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Public Participation Guide: Biomass in Your Community
This guide contains step by step information about how to track biomass operations and related rules and regulations, and how to effectively use this information to impact decision-making on permits, rules, and regulations.
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Parents and environmental groups challenge Middlesex Township zoning changes that allow fracking near schools and homes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 10, 2014                                  
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Council Tasks PA DEP to Slow Climate Change
PennEast Pipeline Information
On August 12, 2014, PennEast Pipeline Company (a joint project of AGL Resources,NJR Pipeline Company, South Jersey Industries, and UGI Energy Services) announced plans to construct a 100-mile pipeline from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to Mercer County in New Jersey.
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State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents
October 20, 2014 12:00 AM Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants.  State regulators and the shale gas drilling industry over the past four years...
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Butler Eagle Covers CAC Appeals: Group appeals zoning ordinance, Drilling sites OK’d in August
 Group appeals zoning ordinanceDrilling sites OK’d in AugustArticle published October 14, 2014GG By Paula GrubbsEagle Staff WriterMIDDLESEX TWP — A nonprofit environmental quality group is fighting an ordinance passed in August by township supervisors that determines the location of shale gas drilling operations.Matt Walker, community outreach director for the...
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Pennsylvania State Senate passes Climate Action Roadblock; Bill passed today will interfere with Keystone State Scientists, put Families at Risk
PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATE PASSES CLIMATE ACTION ROADBLOCK; BILL PASSED TODAY WILL INTERFERE WITH KEYSTONE STATE SCIENTISTS, PUT FAMILIES AT RISK NRDC, Sierra Club, PennEnvironment, PennFuture, Clean Air Council and Moms Clean Air Force React to Passage of House Bill 2354 HARRISBURG, PA (October 15, 2014) – Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), PennEnvironment...
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A Pennsylvania Mom Explains Why She Doesn’t Want Fracking Near Her Daughters’ School
by Emily Atkin Posted on October 14, 2014 at 2:45 pmA group of concerned Pennsylvania parents have launched a legal challenge against their town council’s recent decision to allow five horizontal gas wells about a half mile from the Mars School District, a campus of 3,200 children.  The four parents, joined by the environmental groups Delaware Riverkeeper Network and...
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Middlesex ordinance that allows shale gas drilling challenged
By Bill Vidonic Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 11:15 a.m.Two environmental groups and four Middlesex residents are appealing recent changes to the township's zoning ordinances that allowed Marcellus shale gas drilling in most of the township.  The groups claim the changes, adopted Aug. 13 by the township supervisors, are endangering residents' safety and...
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