Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Today's top two environmental news stories in NJ & PA

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In Pennsylvania

Legislature struggles with drilling fees 
The two state legislative chambers are reversing roles on Marcellus Shale regulations, with an impact fee from the House GOP gaining steam and the Senate delaying a vote on its levy proposal until mid-November Post-Gazette

DEP: No damage from drilling water spill
The state Department of Environmental Protection says there's no immediate evidence of environmental damage from 16,800 gallons of recycled water that spilled near a natural gas well site in southwestern Pennsylvania. A spokesman for Range Resources which owns the Washington County well, says the spill is nonetheless "unacceptable" Times Leader Post-Gazette

 In New Jersey

Environmental agency endorses economic growth plan
The state DEP is wasting little time endorsing the objectives of a draft blueprint proposed by the Christie administration for targeting economic growth NJ Spotlight

Dioxin cleanup begins on Passaic River
A floating barge festooned with construction equipment was moored on the lower Passaic River in Newark on Monday — the most visible sign that work has begun to remove dioxin-laced sediment along one of the most polluted waterways in the country The Record

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