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Philadelphia Derailment Raises Questions about Crude Oil Trains

A rash of oil train crashes, spills and explosions in recent years has some people concerned about crude oil and passenger trains sharing the rails.

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Public Health Advocates Push for Marcellus Shale Registry

Public health advocates are urging the state to do a better job of tracking health complaints related to natural gas development.

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Pennsylvania's Poor More Likely to Live Near Fracking Wells

Fracking wells in Pennsylvania are disproportionately located in poor, rural communities. That’s according to a new study by Clark University in Massachusetts.

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Part 5: Sustainability Pioneers: Becoming Energy Independent

Sustainability Pioneers visits one of Germany’s “green pockets,” Climate Community Saerbeck, a model of how to become energy independent in a sustainable way

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Are Lead-Poisoned Vultures the New Canaries in the Coal Mine?

A new study from West Virginia University finds that more vultures have been poisoned by lead from ammunition and coal-fired power plant emissions than expected.

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Shell's Cracker Air Emissions Plan Gets Hearing

Before a crowd of more than 100, including residents and activists, DEP and Shell officials took questions on Shell's proposed petrochemical plant.

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The Problems of Regulating Homegrown Energy

Homegrown energy comes with costs, from protecting air quality, to laying the tracks for oil train safety.

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Fracking Chemicals Found in Pa. Drinking Water Supply

A study released by a team of Penn State scientists found evidence that groundwater near a shale gas well in Bradford County was tainted from chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing and drilling for natural gas. 

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EarthFix: Voices of Coal

(VIDEO) Wyoming Rancher L.J. Turner talks about how coal mining has encroached on the land and his livelihood.

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Inside the World (and Conference) of Big Energy

Gas prices have fallen, but oil workers have lost jobs. Energy executives and government officials met at the annual IHS CERAWeek conference to discuss the problem.

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