| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes, it is worth our time to step back, to take the long view about seemingly intractable issues affecting our country.
My long view begins with the gas line days of 1973-74, when a recently minted owner of a 1966 Ford Falcon began the daily...
| Mar 27, 2011
Pennsylvania is laced with 11,000 miles of aging gas pipelines like the one implicated in the deadly Feb. 9 explosion in Allentown because legislators, regulators and gas companies haven't agreed on how to accelerate pipeline replacement -- a reform...
| Mar 22, 2012
Guns in Florida
Here we go again. Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab wants to blame the death of Trayvon Martin on the "Stand Your Ground" law ("'Stand Your Ground' law goes too far," Tuesday). This is the usual liberal absurdity.
The facts are plain. An...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In a recent op-ed ("Don't export LNG in Maryland," March 5), the executive director of the Sierra Club does his best to convince readers he's genuinely concerned about the Cove Point natural gas gateway in Calvert County. In reality, though, the...
| Mar 16, 2011
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
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...
| Apr 2, 2011
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...
| Apr 16, 2011
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...
| Nov 11, 2011
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Fire officials responding to reports of a possible gas leak Monday night in East Baltimore said they found what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab, but later determined that it was a large marijuana growing operation.
Hazmat team members were called to...
| Jan 25, 2012
Ever have the sense a political statement wasn't all-true?
As our digital ambassador Colonel Tribune shared links to our coverage and "live-tweeted" President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, PolitiFact provided real-time fact...