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  • A level playing field for jobs

    A level playing field for jobs
    President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
  • Coal plants dominate list of Chicago's biggest polluters

    Coal plants dominate list of Chicago's biggest polluters
    Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution. No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 29 Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Carnival of the Animals" at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets and information: 4104801686. Dance performance The...
  • Allentown house explodes

    Allentown house explodes
    A thundering explosion demolished a center city Allentown home Wednesday night and set three neighboring houses ablaze, injuring several residents and forcing the evacuation of two city blocks and the Gross Towers senior living complex. "I thought I...
  • Long road back for blast survivors

    Long road back for blast survivors
    Tears streamed down Jane Brinker's face Thursday morning as she watched news coverage of the explosion that killed five people and affected many others in center city Allentown the night before. It was a scene all too familiar for Brinker, a blast...
  • Explosion probe finds pipe 'imperfection'

    Explosion probe finds pipe 'imperfection'
    Investigators Saturday night zeroed in on an "imperfection" in a UGI pipe in Allentown near where an apparent natural gas explosion Wednesday claimed five lives. Fire Chief Robert Scheirer stopped short of describing the abnormality on Allen Street at N....
  • UGI: 40-year pipeline plan OK

    UGI: 40-year pipeline plan OK
    UGI officials told a state Senate panel in Allentown on Tuesday that the utility is satisfied with its 40-year timeline to replace cast-iron pipelines, some of which are a century old. A 12-inch cast-iron distribution line dating to 1928 is the prime...
  • Congressmen call for better pipeline oversight

    Congressmen call for better pipeline oversight
    From congressmen to gas company officials to safety advocates, nearly everyone at a congressional roundtable on gas pipeline safety Monday agreed on one thing: Old cast-iron gas pipelines, like the one suspected in the deadly Feb. 9 Allentown gas...
  • LaHood seeks better pipeline oversight

    LaHood seeks better pipeline oversight
    When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits Allentown on Monday he will announce plans to streamline oversight of pipelines and improve communication among federal, state and local governments and private companies. LaHood invited CEOs of...
  • UGI to step up pipeline replacement

    UGI to step up pipeline replacement
    UGI Utilities will double its spending to replace cast iron gas pipeline this year, following criticism that the company has been too slow in getting the aging, leaking lines out of the ground. The natural gas utility intends to replace six miles of cast...
  • PUC wants new rules for gas utilities

    Noting the Feb. 9 natural gas explosion that killed five Allentown residents, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday proposed requiring gas utilities to file plans outlining how much aging underground pipelines leak and when the...