Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 11/17/11

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In Pennsylvania

DEP reviews its shale Inspections State inspectors found 633 violations at Marcellus Shale drilling sites during the first five months of this year, and were almost three times more likely to find violations at drill sites in north central Pennsylvania than in the southwest, says a DEP report released Tuesday Post-Gazette

Area soot linked to 1,300 deaths
Nearly 1,300 premature deaths could be prevented annually in the Pittsburgh area with stronger federal pollution controls on soot, according to a report to be released today by a team of health and environmental groups Tribune-Review

In New Jersey

Plug-In Vehicles: Where to charge, what to charge Electric vehicles are on the roll but New Jersey will need an electric infrastructure to keep them rolling NJ Spotlight

Army Corps closer to finishing Peckman River study  
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a $2.2M study that will determine how they implement a plan to mitigate flooding along the Peckman River in Little Falls, Woodland Park and Cedar Grove The Record
> North Jersey officials discuss flooding fixes
The Record
> Long-term flooding relief nowhere in sight
The Record

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