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10/15/2018 - ‘energy, explained’ podcast: How one family lost the farm to a failed pipeline project

In the latest episode of “energy, explained,” the new podcast from StateImpact Pennsylvania, Megan Holleran tells her family’s story -- complete with an unexpected twist -- to StateImpact’s Susan Phillips.

10/12/2018 - Fracking wastewater from Pa. often ends up in Ohio. Some residents say they’ve had enough

Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons of frack waste that were injected into underground wells in Ohio.

10/05/2018 - U.S. court ruling opens door to more suits over contaminated water supplies

Both suits requested that the Navy provide funding for medical monitoring of the families’ health condition as a result of the toxic exposure. They also sought a large-scale health study to determine whether PFAS contamination caused unusual levels of illness in the community — and to what extent.

10/05/2018 - Mariner East 2: What are natural gas liquids, and what happens if they leak?

The pipeline will carry volatile propane, ethane and butane, which has raised fears of many who live near it -- even though explosions are rare. As part of StateImpact Pennsylvania's "Mariner East 2: At what risk?" series, we put together this video to explain what those substances are and how they act both inside the pipeline and if they got out, and how you should respond if there's a leak.

10/04/2018 - House panel to take up gas royalties bill, but not the one advocates hoped for

A group representing Pennsylvania's mineral owners has been pushing for different legislation that’s been stalled in Harrisburg for years.