09-11-2019 Shale gas development is fueling the region's future
If you are a regular reader of this column, you won’t be surprised to  know I am a big supporter of shale gas development. Shale gas represents a  major game-changer for our regional economy, and it represents a major  game-changer for the United States in the global marketplace....  - Washington Observer-Reporter

09-11-2019 Court rejects Dinniman standing to challenge pipeline
HARRISBURG — In a stinging rebuke, state Commonwealth Court has ruled  that state Sen. Andy Dinniman, the leading critic of the Mariner East  project in the Legislature, does not have the authority to raise safety  issues, or file a formal complaint, concerning the multi-billion dollar...  - West Chester Daily Local News

09-11-2019 Legislator to chair appropriations
State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, has been appointed as chairman  of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Government  Operations.  Yaw is one of five Republicans and four Democrats who will review funding  levels for a variety of state agencies including, Executive Offices, Lt....  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

09-10-2019 PUC Begins Annual 'Be Utility Wise' Consumer-Education Events; Friday's Erie...
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09-10-2019 State senator lacks legal standing to challenge controversial Mariner East pipeline, Pa. court says
A state senator lacks legal standing to challenge the construction and  operation of the controversial Mariner East pipelines on behalf of his  constituents, a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Monday.  In an opinion by President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt, the court ordered the...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

09-09-2019 Why not first look for ways to reduce fossil fuel impact before ditching them?
We Americans are renowned worldwide for our ingenuity and resourcefulness.  When we encounter challenges, we find ways to overcome them.  That makes proposals by several Democratic candidates for president quite  puzzling. Where, pray tell, is the can-do American spirit?...  - Lewistown Sentinel

09-09-2019 Analysis | The Energy 202: Here how Democrats plan to pressure Trump on energy and environmental policy this fall
There are only a few months before the 2020 election dominates the  political conversation in Washington . and reduces the chance of Congress  passing real energy and environmental legislation. As Congress returns from  recess this week, here's how Democrats plan to keep up the pressure on...  - Washington Post

09-09-2019 Pennsylvanians have a landmark opportunity to strengthen rules to make pipelines safer | Opinion
Just last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  (DEP) fined Energy Transfer/Sunoco Logistics more than $300,000 for yet  again violating state regulations involving construction of the Mariner  East 2 pipeline. The controversial, dangerous and lawbreaking pipeline...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

09-08-2019 Bill Godsey: From Pennsylvania to Texas, energy fuels economic growth
President Trump.s visit last month to an ethane cracker plant in Western  Pennsylvania underscored a key fact that both political parties should be  able to agree on: America.s remarkable shale renaissance is securing our  country.s energy independence and bolstering industries throughout the...  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

09-05-2019 UGI Announces Plans to Build New Training Center
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09-05-2019 Energy talk touts Pa. natural gas
LEWISBURG — Export of natural gas from Pennsylvania could strengthen  American alliances abroad.  So noted Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) at the Think About Energy  Briefing held Wednesday at Country Cupboard. Speakers at the event hosted  by the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce also included members...  - Milton Standard

09-05-2019 Pennsylvania PUC moves to resolve conflicts over broadband installations
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) cleared a hurdle some  commissioners said would make it easier for rural Pennsylvanians to get  access to broadband, but that another said doesn’t explore potential  costs.  - Towanda Daily Review

09-05-2019 Panel: Gas, electricity abundant in Valley
LEWISBURG — Leaders in energy provided a positive outlook for the  Valley during an energy briefing in Lewisburg on Wednesday,  The Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a Think About  Energy Briefing with George Stark, of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; Joe...  - Sunbury Daily Item

09-05-2019 Climate Town Hall: Several Democratic Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax
Democratic candidates promised unprecedented new action on climate change  on Wednesday night in the first prime-time televised forum devoted to the  issue in a presidential campaign, vowing to undo the Trump administration.s  environmental policies, spend trillions of dollars to promote renewable...  - New York Times

09-05-2019 Analysis | Where the leading 2020 Democrats stand on climate change policy
As leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination  prepared for seven back-to-back hours of climate change conversation on CNN  on Wednesday night, Hurricane Dorian slowly crept up the Atlantic coast  from Florida. The convergence of those two events is important: Dorian,...  - Washington Post

09-05-2019 Kamala Harris says she'd eliminate filibuster to pass Green New Deal
Sen. Kamala D. Harris followed the release on Wednesday of her $10 trillion  climate change plan that aims for a carbon-neutral economy by 2045 with a  pledge to end the Senate.s filibuster if needed to pass a .Green New Deal..  Harris (D-Calif.) made that bold promise during her segment of CNN.s...  - Washington Post

09-05-2019 Kamala Harris releases $10-trillion plan to fight climate change
Kamala Harris unveiled a $10-trillion plan to slash greenhouse gas  emissions and avert the worst impacts of climate change, joining the chorus  of Democratic presidential contenders who have vowed aggressive action to  combat global warming.  The California senator’s plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...  - Los Angeles Times

09-05-2019 FirstEnergy Solutions asks Ohio Supreme Court to block referendum on nuclear bailout
Last month, it was scary television commercials telling voters that they  could avoid a Chinese takeover of power generation in Ohio by not signing  petition forms for a ballot initiative.  Now, FirstEnergy Solutions is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to block the...  - Columbus Dispatch

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