Thursday, January 19, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 1/19/12

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In Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Corbett will sign drilling emergency-response bill The legislation is designed to provide an emergency response plan and accurate GPS coordinates for each Marcellus Shale well site in Pennsylvania Inquirer 

Corbett administration slashes wildlife research funding The administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has cut funding for a wildlife research program by nearly 70 percent, eliminating state money for projects meant to examine the impact of natural gas drilling and climate change, according to a report AP

In New Jersey

Logging bill lands in limbo Environmentalists concurred that the State Legislature’s decision to put on hold a controversial logging bill, which would have opened up state lands to the logging industry, would be an opportunity for lawmakers to tweak the legislation The Record

State Agency to investigate improper billing at PSE&G
Whistleblowers’ allegations, if true, could lead to criminal charges against New Jersey’s largest utility NJ Spotlight

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