Air quality near Erie Coke showing significant improvement

The latest air quality readings have been released for the neighborhood near Erie Coke. It's the first set of readings that cover a period where the plant was closed every day.
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EQT fined $330K for erosion violations in Allegheny County

Natural gas driller EQT was fined $330,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for erosion violations at two natural gas sites in Allegheny County.

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Originals

Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

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Pennsylvania permits halted for Texas-based pipeline company

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Pennsylvania to hold public meeting on PFAS contamination

The state Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a public meeting to address concerns over a group of chemicals, known as PFOA and PFOS that have been contaminating drinking water.

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Work stopped on pipeline that exploded in Beaver County, after Pa. regulators find environmental violations

After a pipeline burst blamed on a landslide, environmental regulators found Energy Transfer is not doing enough to control erosion.
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MarkWest settles federal air pollution claim, promises to invest millions

MarkWest, which operates natural gas facilities across the region, has agreed to pay $610,000 and spend several million dollars to install emission control ...
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