07-19-2018
07-19-2018 Lehigh Valley nonprofits share in $450,000 PPL Foundation grants
The PPL Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to more than 70  nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania, supporting  efforts to improve adult literacy programs, giving small business  developers a boost and sparking student interest in science and technology....  - Allentown Morning Call

07-19-2018 Editorial: Pipeline foes get a chance to air their grievances
The gang was all there.  The Clean Air Council.  State Rep. Chris Quinn.  The state Public Utility Commission.  The state Department of Environmental Resources.  The head of the Delaware County Emergency Services.  A guy from the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania....  - Primos Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times

07-19-2018 State regulators sue nonprofit linked to Philly power pols, report | Thursday Morning Coffee
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers.  We'll start this penultimate day of the working week with a bit of good,  old-fashioned political corruption in the place you'd least expect it:  Philadephia.  As you guffaw - and we rev up the dry sarcasm machine - we'll bring you...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

07-19-2018 After 7 years, these Pa. residents still have no water. But they got cash to keep quiet
Seven years after the taps ran orange and black in the Woodlands, a  hardscrabble community dappled with shale gas wells, the water is still  undrinkable.  Some of its angriest residents, however, have fallen silent.  They aren't dead, although some complained of mystery ailments. And they...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

07-19-2018 Hope for the nuclear industry? NuVision's Brian Beley's got it
Brian Beley has just returned from a two-week tour of Asia — a long way  to go for a sales call. The trip was intended to plant seeds rather than  sign contracts.  To the Japanese, he brought the promise of keeping nuclear reactors cool  without power. To Korean interests, he talked of making pipe welds last...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

07-18-2018 Union rep: Shell “actively pursuing” nuke plant workers for employment at cracker plant
SHIPPINGPORT — Shell Chemicals is “actively pursuing” employees  at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station who are looking to leave their  jobs amid uncertainty surrounding the future of the power plant.  Glenn Camp, the president and assistant business manager of the...  - Beaver County Times

07-18-2018 Construction underway on PPL projects in Upper Allen Township
Work to upgrade the power supply in Upper Allen Township is well underway.  Old structures have come down and new ones are going up.  There are three main projects underway in Upper Allen Township by PPL  Electric Utilities.  PPL Regional Affairs Director Jessica Long Baker said the utility company...  - Carlisle Sentinel

07-18-2018 Residents demand a shutdown of Sunoco pipeline project
MIDDLETOWN >> State legislators listened to residents’ concerns about  the Mariner East pipeline while getting an outline of the oversight process  at a Pennsylvania Majority Policy Committee hearing Tuesday.  State Rep. Chris Quinn, R-168, of Middletown, invited the committee to Penn...  - Primos Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times

07-18-2018 Lehigh Valley nonprofits share in $450,000 PPL Foundation grants
The PPL Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to more than 70  nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania, supporting  efforts to improve adult literacy programs, giving small business  developers a boost and sparking student interest in science and technology....  - Allentown Morning Call

07-18-2018 Gov. Wolf should move forward with methane regulations | Opinion
Methane is the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide.  Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry is a major methane emitter.  Recently Governor Wolf took steps to reduce methane leakage from new  natural gas industry sources. Now he must keep his promise to reduce...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

07-18-2018 Is Scott Wagner Harrisburg's 'very worst'? Does Tom Wolf want to kill rural schools? Only in the current silly season | John Baer
I don’t know. Maybe it’s the heat. Or the humidity. Or an effort to  be heard in a political world that only has ears for Trump.  Whatever it is, it’s created a midsummer silly season in the  Pennsylvania governor’s race.  Now, it’s not uncommon for campaigns getting little attention during...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

07-18-2018 Desperate for answers, suburban groups bankroll two-county study of Sunoco pipeline
Fed up with what they call a lack of progress from their local political  leaders, residents and community activists in Chester and Delaware counties  have banded together to commission a study of the risks presented by the  Mariner East 2 pipeline.  Expand icon  Advertisment...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

07-17-2018 Pa. cites Philly nonprofit for improper use of Peco customer funds
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Monday filed a complaint  against a Philadelphia nonprofit agency that it alleged has failed to  properly use ratepayer funds collected from Peco customers for economic  development.  The complaint, filed in Commonwealth Court, seeks a return of unspent...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

07-17-2018 Union rep: Shell “actively pursuing” nuke plant workers for employment at cracker plant
SHIPPINGPORT — Shell Chemicals is “actively pursuing” employees  at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station who are looking to leave their  jobs amid uncertainty surrounding the future of the power plant.  Glenn Camp, the president and assistant business manager of the...  - Beaver County Times

07-17-2018 Kane road contractor finding lots of underground surprises
The contractor for the Route 6 road re-construction project in Kane is  finding many subterranean surprises.  As Palo General Contractor of Clarion excavates for a new state highway  (Route 6) through Kane, more and more unexpected pipes and utility lines  are being found....  - Kane Republican

07-17-2018 Quinn to host legislative hearing Tuesday on pipeline development, safety
MIDDLETOWN >> Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Delaware  County to hear from experts and advocates on safe pipeline development  Tuesday, July 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. in Rooms 114-117, Student Union  Building, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Middletown...  - Primos Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times

07-16-2018 PUC Files Complaint Against Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development...
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07-16-2018 PUC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rulemaking on Jurisdiction Over Pole...
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07-16-2018 Dominion Energy/SCANA Merger Receives FERC Approval
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07-16-2018 Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles goes electric
A Berks County citadel of motor vehicle history is blazing a trail into the  automotive future.  The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, whose collection dates to the  infancy of the automobile industry, is installing electric vehicle charging  stations.  Four Tesla and two universal charging stations will be unveiled at 3 p.m....  - Reading Eagle

07-16-2018 As Pittsburghers start getting their Tesla Model 3s, doubts remain about company's future
Jennie Zioncheck waited in line for more than two years.  The North Side resident was among the first to order a Tesla Model 3,  billed as the first electric vehicle for the masses, in March 2016. Her car  finally was delivered in June 2018.  “The waiting was difficult because they kept pushing it back,” Ms....  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

07-15-2018 Audits find problems with Pa. weatherization, heat-help programs
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his recent performance audits of two  programs designed to keep low-income residents warm and safe through winter  found the state failed to spend $5.4 million of federal funding that  potentially could have helped 527 families....  - Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

07-15-2018 Sunoco a no-show in Lower Frankford as contamination complaints, safety concerns pile up
Sunoco Pipeline LP officials did not show up as promised to a public  meeting Tuesday night with the Lower Frankford Township supervisors,  leaving roughly 20 residents of the rural municipality concerned that their  safety questions about the Mariner East pipelines would not be addressed....  - Carlisle Sentinel

07-13-2018 Quinn to Host Legislative Hearing on Pipeline Development, Safety
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07-13-2018 Riverbend land eyed for county park needs enviro cleanup
SCRANTON — A contaminated former gas manufacturing site along a bend of  the Lackawanna River eyed for a future county park needs environmental  cleanup that could take a few years, said a spokesman for landowner UGI  Penn Natural Gas.  Lackawanna County officials plan to eventually convert the...  - Scranton Times

07-13-2018 PUC hearing raises questions about power line project in York, Franklin counties
Story Highlights  PPL investigated and concluded it "indeed has existing right of way on  its Otter Creek-Conastone line which substantially parallels the proposed  IEC-East Line."  The PUC eminent domain public input hearings are scheduled for Sept. 18  at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Franklin County and Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m....  - York Dispatch

07-13-2018 This is how a new state law is helping Pa. utility consumers | Opinion
On a recent scorching July morning, many Perry County residents were  getting ready for work or making their kids breakfast when, without  warning, hairdryers clicked off, refrigerators stopped running, and air  conditioners shuddered to a halt.  GREG DUDKIN HEADSHOT ART.jpegGreg Dudkin (Submitted Photo)...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

07-13-2018 Outage planned Thursday for some West Penn Power customers in Alle-Kiski Valley
A planned power outage for about 350 West Penn Power customers in the  Alle-Kiski Valley is scheduled for Thursday.  Customers in the areas of Bakerstown Road, Cherry Valley Road, Saxonburg  Boulevard and Sun Mine Road will be affected in the Tarentum, West Deer,...  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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