Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Top Two Environmental Stories- NJ & PA - Nov. 2, 2011

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In Pennsylvania

Pa. House panel approves shale impact fee bill
Pennsylvania House Republicans on Wednesday released a bill from committee that would impose a local impact fee on natural gas drilling and establish new state regulations on the growing industry Inquirer Post-Gazette

Exelon-Constellation merger could leave up to 600 redundant positions Exelon President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Crane and Constellation CEO Mayo Shattuck are taking the stand together for the third day before the Public Service Commission in Baltimore, fielding questions about estimates that the $7.9 billion takeover by Exelon AP

In New Jersey

Christie to allow some privatization in state parks Governor Christie is announcing a long-term funding strategy for New Jersey's parks that includes leasing golf courses, privatizing concessions and allowing solar installations but keeps state park land under state control AP 

Accelerating the move to alternatively fueled vehicles A Board of Public Utilities working group suggests ramping up state efforts to develop refueling stations for electric cars and trucks NJ Spotlight

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