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  • Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents

    Light penalties the norm for state utilities following fatal accidents
    On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets. The explosion echoed another — just six months...
  • State DNR certifies two record fishing catches

    State DNR certifies two record fishing catches
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service recently certified a new freshwater-division white perch record and an Atlantic division cobia record. On Sept. 5, James Stiars of Baldwin caught a 1.7-pound white perch in Loch Raven...
  • Bolivia's Morales declares a triumph for socialism

    Bolivia's Morales declares a triumph for socialism
    Bolivian President Evo Morales declared a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, hailing it as a triumph for socialist reforms that have cut poverty and vastly expanded the state's role in the booming economy. Official results had not yet been released...
  • Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud

    Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud
    California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech. In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
  • Feds admit PennEast Pipeline to streamlined review process

    Feds admit PennEast Pipeline to streamlined review process
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the PennEast Pipeline, a 108-mile natural gas transmission line that would bisect Northampton County, for a streamlined public input and government review process called pre-filing. "We believe that...
  • To frack or 'unfrack?' [Letter]

    To frack or 'unfrack?' [Letter]
    Your recent editorial wisely observed that "the longer we wait before embracing fracking, the better informed we will be ("Fracking still worrisome," Oct. 7). The only purpose of extracting natural gas or oil from the Marcellus Shale would be to use it,...
  • Industry Group Sues State, Says It Skipped Impact Study On Gas Expansion

    Industry Group Sues State, Says It Skipped Impact Study On Gas Expansion
    Heating oil dealers are suing the state's environmental agency for allegedly skipping a major impact review when it fast-tracked the Malloy administration's plan to expand the availability of natural gas in Connecticut. The lawsuit, filed Friday in...
  • Gas pipeline proposal contains 'silver lining'

    While property owners may not immediately accept the idea of a natural gas pipeline going through their land, there is a silver lining. Once the pipe is laid, the trench will be filled in and seeded to prevent erosion. And within a year, new growth will...
  • California attorney general investigating PG&E and PUC

    — The California attorney general has opened an investigation into reported improper contacts between Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives and the state Public Utilities Commission — already the focus of a probe by federal prosecutors. On...
  • Coal companies having tough year so far

    It was supposed to be a better year for U.S. coal producers. But railroad congestion, a mild summer and indications that coal prices have yet to hit bottom have all conspired against the fuel, while cheap and plentiful natural gas continues to put...
  • French MPs back cut to nuclear energy reliance

    PARIS (Reuters) - A law which fixes a target of reducing French nuclear power production from 75 percent of the country's energy supplies to 50 percent by 2025 won approval from the lower house of parliament on Friday. France, the world's most nuclear-...