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One Year Later: Officials Found Drilling Chemicals...

  One Year Later: Officials Found Drilling Chemicals in Public Water, But Told No One  PUBLIC HERALD | One year ago, on September 24, 2015, a new company owned by billionaire Terry Pegula — JKLM Energy — announced that it had contaminated private drinking water supplies while *drilling for natural gas in Potter County, Pennsylvania. The threat of contamination reaching nearby public water sources forced the...

Harvard study finds $38 billion economic benefit f...

FILE — In this March 16, 2011, file photo, exhaust rises from smokestacks in front of piles of coal in Thompsons, Texas. A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can’t control. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) ThinkProgress |...

Industry study: Microgrids to become ‘fundamental ...

Written By David J. Unger09/21/2016 Midwest Energy News | 2016-09-21T06:00:00+00:00 A new study suggests that microgrids – a rarity in today’s power sector – will evolve to become a “fundamental building block” of the 21st-century grid. Used primarily to ensure reliability and access in military and other critical applications, microgrids have emerged in recent years as a niche interest for utilities...

Pipelines Are Priority In Ohio Valley Shale Develo...

Photo by Casey Junkins West Virginia Delegate Mark Zatezalo, R-Hancock, looks on Wednesday during the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh, as Pennsylvania state Sen. Camera Bartolotta reviews her notes. theintelligencer.net | PITTSBURGH — Officials said oil and natural gas development created about $40 billion worth of economic development in the Marcellus and Utica shale region, but they know a series of...

Report finds cancer-causing toxins in central Ohio...

Columbus Department of Public Utilities denies the accuracy of the report. COLUMBUS (WCMH) —  The Environmental Working Group says chromium-6, a cancer causing chemical that was featured in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” has been found in several central Ohio drinking water systems. According to EWG, an independent advocacy group, chromium-6, or hexavalent chromium, caused cancer in laboratory rats and mice. The group...

Celebrating a Summer of Beyond Coal Success

Celebrating a Summer of Beyond Coal Success  By Mary Anne Hitt  Sierra Club | September 8, 2016 Like most of you, I can’t believe summer is almost over. In the midst of all the family time and new adventures of the past few weeks, we also made lots of progress in our work to move the US beyond coal to clean energy. In case you missed any of the big news while you were spending time at the beach or by the...

GM pledges 100% renewable energy power by 2050

General Motors Co. said Wednesday it is committing to power all of its global operations completely by renewable energy by 2050. The Detroit automaker said its goal is to generate or source electrical power for 350 facilities in 59 countries with renewable wind, sun and landfill gas energy during the next three-plus decades. This year, GM expects to have 3.8 percent of electricity use come from renewable...

Coalition again calls on city residents to vote no...

YOUNGSTOWN A group of business, labor, political and religious leaders is again calling for Youngstown residents to vote against the so-called “Community Bill of Rights” charter-amendment proposal – and not just because of its fracking ban. Members of the Mahoning Valley Coalition for Job Growth said at a Tuesday news conference at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 377 at 1223 Teamsters Drive that the...