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Study: Drilling waste on Pennsylvania roads bad for health, land

A long-anticipated health study commissioned by Pennsylvania environmental officials examined the practice of spreading wastewater from conventional gas– and oil-drilling on thousands of miles of rural dirt roads in the state. …

07/01/22
                                                               

As wells run dry, Oregon residents depend on a state program that trucks in water

The Department of Human Services said 200 residential wells in southern Oregon have run dry and the number could double within the year …

07/01/22
                                                               

Invisible and toxic in New Mexico

Pollution from oil and gas facilities can harm the health of those who live near them. That’s disproportionately Indigenous people in NM, a new map shows. …

07/01/22
                                                               

Offshore wind farms could reduce Atlantic City’s surfclam fishery revenue up to 25%, Rutgers study suggests

The Atlantic surfclam industry generates about $30 million in yearly revenue. But a new study shows offshore wind development planned for the Jersey coast could cut that income up to 25%. …

07/01/22
                                                               

SCOTUS EPA ruling a set-back for climate regulations, but Pennsylvania retains power to set limits, lawyers say

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling curbs the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s not likely to have a significant impact in Pennsylvania. …

07/01/22