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Court defines Pa. utility regulators’ “narrow” authority on alternative energy

(AP) – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission might have narrower authority to regulate some facets of alternative energy generation than the agency has asserted, according to a recent decision by a state appellate court.  More...

New measure aims to update “One Call” program

HARRISBURG, Pa (AP) – Natural gas gathering lines built in rural areas would be included in a utility safety program under a bill facing crunch time this week.  More...

Doctors group calls for moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania

(AP) – The state’s largest association of doctors has called for a moratorium on new shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and is urging the state to establish an independent health registry and initiate a study on its impacts on p More...

Community (County Spotlight)

Petrochemical plant may help counteract coal’s uncertain future in Greene County

Founded in 1796 from part of Washington County, Greene County has had a long history of being one of America’s chief energy providers.  More...

CCAC partners with Mined Minds Foundation to pave the way for new programming careers in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Waynesburg, PA – The Community College of Allegheny County has entered into a partnership with Mined Minds Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to provide computer programming training to residents of Greene County. More...

CNX Coal Resources acquires more of Greene County mining complex

Canonsburg , PA – CNX Coal Resources LP bought another 5 percent of the ownership of the Pennsylvania Mining Complex in Greene County for $88.8 million, increasing their undivided interest in the mine to 25 percent. More...

GE, Baker Hughes to merge

Dallas, Texas – After being unable to merge with Halliburton, Baker Hughes is hoping to join up with another major player in the energy industry, GE.  The two giants in oil and gas hope to combine their operations, creating a major global More...

News

Carbon capture and sequestration could help U.S. coal industry

Carbon. Is the basis of all life, but combine one molecule of carbon with two molecules of oxygen, and it becomes carbon dioxide or CO2, a greenhouse gas being released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels at 2.4 million pounds per second. More...

Four provisions from Act 13 struck from the law

After four years, plaintiffs win their legal challenge against the commonwealth over provisions in the 2012 oil and gas law

On Sept. 28, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of seven municipalities, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Mehernosh Kahn, M.D., a physician from Monroeville. More...

FirstEnergy speeds up plan to shed power plants

Waynesburg, PA (AP) – Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. More...

People

Otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon joins Geisinger

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Henry Cramer II, M.D., otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon, recently joined Geisinger Health System and will see patients at Geisinger Gray’s Woods.  More...

Marc McMaster receives new CNE designation

State College , PA – Marc McMaster, of RE/MAX Centre Realty has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). More...

Dr. Adam Budny provides leadership at AC FAS course

Altoona, PA – University Orthopedics Center’s (UOC) Adam Budny, DPM was invited faculty at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons course (ACFAS) on Arthoscopy of the Foot and Ankle Surgical Skills. More...

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