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EQT ventures into northeastern Marcellus with $2.9 billion deal for Alta Resources

Downtown-based natural gas driller EQT Corp. announced a $2.9 billion acquisition Thursday, expanding its reach into the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Already...
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U.S. push for carbon-neutral ships expected to reveal industry divisions

A new U.S. push to cut ship emissions will kick into high gear a multibillion-dollar quest for nonfossil fuels to power oceangoing vessels, but likely will face a backlash from Asian and South American nations that fear rising export costs.
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Invenergy proposed natural gas-fired plant questioned in Pennsylvania

Invenergy first proposed in 2016 building the 639-megawatt Allegheny Energy Center power plant in Elizabeth Township.

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Consol Energy, finding hungry industrial plants abroad, mines more coal than ever before

In fact, the Cecil-based company took more coal out of the ground than ever before at its Pennsylvania Mining Complex in Washington and Greene counties over the past three months.
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Law meant to push drilling further from houses had little impact, study finds

Exemptions in the law and owner permission put hundreds of wells closer to homes, schools and churches than the 500-foot setback meant to protect health.
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Hidden super polluters revealed in wake of Texas energy crisis

The polar blast in Texas earlier this year revealed a dirty secret in the most prolific U.S. oil field: Two under-the-radar natural gas plants that are a persistent source of pollution.

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U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of a fracked natural gas pipeline to New Jersey

PennEast applied to the federal government six years ago to build a 116-mile pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to carry fracked natural gas to a location near Trenton.
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SCOTUS hears arguments in eminent domain case involving PennEast pipeline project

New Jersey wants to block the project, saying the constitution bars the private company from seizing state-controlled land through eminent domain.
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Senate to reinstate Obama-era controls on climate-warming methane

Senate Democrats on Wednesday will use a once-obscure law to resurrect Obama-era regulations on methane that the Trump administration had wiped away.
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Energy Secretary pushes regional job potential from climate action

Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm said clean energy development will be "a massive market opportunity" for the region "if we do this right.”
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Halting the vast release of methane is critical for climate, U.N. says

A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought.
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Biden wants to slash emissions. Success would mean a very different America

Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
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Texas will soon rival California in utility-scale solar power

Texas will add 10 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power in the next two years, meaning it will soon rival California as the state with the most large-scale solar power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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New book explores private land, public good and fracking

A sociologist looks at how the impacts of the natural gas boom in challenged closely-held rural values of independence and private property rights.
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Cities confront climate challenge: How to move from gas to electricity

Ending the use of fossil fuels to heat homes and buildings is a key challenge for cities hoping to achieve net-zero emissions. Nowhere is that more evident than in Philadelphia.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

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Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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