Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 12/7/11




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In Pennsylvania

Anti-fracking advocates send New York water to Pennsylvania town Advocates who want to keep the natural-gas drilling industry out of New York state are sending clean water to a northeastern Pennsylvania village. About a dozen households in Dimock, Pa., have been scrambling after a gas driller blamed for polluting the aquifer halted daily water deliveries. Residents there say drilling has made their water unfit to drink. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. says it is safe AP  Times-Tribune 


Revenue for Marcellus Shale income taxes is lower than estimated
The amount, in rent and royalties, that Pa. residents are receiving from gas companies was estimated at about $103 million but was more like $46 million AP


In New Jersey

SCI report: Ligambi a ‘garbage monster’ Reputed Mafia don Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi, who is awaiting trial on racketeering charges in Philadelphia, is a "garbage mobster," according to  "Industrious Subversion," a State Commission of Investigation  look at organized crime's incursion into the solid-waste-disposal and recycling industries
Inquirer  SHB  NJ Spotlight

 

Natural gas, nuclear get bigger role in energy plan
New Jersey will depend less on solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources than originally proposed as Governor Christie approved a plan Tuesday that calls for increased reliance on natural gas and nuclear energy The Record NJ Spotlight



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