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PennEnvironment, two House Dems push for stronger regulations on shale drilling operations

PA State Representatives and top health experts joined the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center to release a new report on fracking, "Dangerous and Close."

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'Toxic Ten' List Reveals Top Polluters In Allegheny County

The Penn Environment Research and Policy Center named Allegheny County's ten most toxic industrial pollutants on Monday. The list ranks power facilities by how much pollution they produce, emphasizing that even though the air looks clean in the region, it may not be.

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Penn. fracking is too close to children, environmentalists warn

Metro Philadelphia featured the release of the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center's new fracking report, "Dangerous and Close."

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Attack on Clean Water Blocked by US Senate

Today, Senator Casey and other champions of clean water beat back an attempt by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to roll back the Clean Water Rule, which restores protections for streams that feed the Schuylkill and helps provide drinking water for over eight million Pennsylvanians.

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Toxic Ten

Ten industrial polluters in Allegheny County emitted a total of 1.4 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2013 – including substances linked to cancer, breathing problems, heart disease and nervous system damage.  More than one in three Allegheny County residents lives within three miles of those 10 facilities.

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