STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Sunoco is facing more challenges to its troubled Mariner East pipelines with a major spill of drilling fluids into a Cambria County wetland and the exposure of a section of the existing Mariner East 1 line in Chester County near Philadelphia.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – The state Department of Environmental Protection is expanding the number of people who are considered to live in an environmental justice area — a designation aimed at protecting poor and minority communities that often bear the brunt of industrial development and pollution.
The New York Soil Health Summit 2018, taking place in Albany, NY on July 18th at the Empire State Plaza, will convene farmers, researchers, agriculture service providers, government agencies, non-profits, and policy-makers interested in advancing soil health efforts across the state and region. The summit will host 20 expert panelists and speakers, including farmers, researchers, agricultural specialists, and policymakers. The featured keynote speaker is David Montgomery, professor and MacArthur Fellow from University of Washington, author of the critically acclaimed new book “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life”. For more information, detailed agenda, and to register for the conference please visit www.summit.newyorksoilhealth.org.
ROCHESTER, NY (WSKG) – Already facing opposition from local municipalities and hundreds of businesses and property owners, a Houston company’s plans to store propane and natural gas in abandoned salt mines on the shore of Seneca Lake has been dealt another blow.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – In the waning days of the New York State Legislature’s session, a bill meant to stop a trash incinerator from being built in the Finger Lakes sailed through the Senate and an Assembly committee with unanimous support. But when it reached the Assembly floor, it sat untouched as the session came to a close.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick called on Monday for the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, saying Pruitt had tried to block the release of a federal health study on chemicals that have contaminated public water supplies in some places.