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February 2, 2013

Steering Into the World of Alternative Fuels

You have your pick of fuels to power your car or truck these days. Rick Price heads Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, one of 100 groups working with the US Department of Energy to educate about alternatives to gasoline-fueled vehicles. The Allegheny Front's Jennifer Szweda Jordan takes a ride in a truck that runs on gasoline AND natural gas. Learn more in person at our upcoming Green Gathering. 

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Food Shouldn't Be Cheap, Writer Argues

Author of The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food , Ben Hewitt, will come to the area for the 22nd Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture conference in State College. It begins Weds., Feb. 6. 

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State Tightens Air Regs at Gas Facilities

The Department of Environmental Protection announced it would tighten air regulations at natural gas compressor stations. The new standards will reduce emissions from the most common large engines used at these facilities by 75 to 90 percent, the Department estimates.

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State Agencies Tangle Over the Health of the Susquehanna River and Smallmouth Bass

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection just announced the Susquehanna River is not going to be added to the state’s list of impaired rivers. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is not pleased. 

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Wells to Wheels: Natural Gas for Cars?

We use natural gas to heat our homes and generate our power. Can we use it to fuel our cars? Big Gas thinks shale gas is the key to cleaning up our car-heavy culture.

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