Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 3/20/12

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In Pennsylvania

State asks driller to help families who have methane in water wells The DEP is conducting tests to determine if the methane in Susquehanna County is a result of gas drilling or coming from a natural seep at nearby Salt Springs State Park  Scranton Times-Tribune

Marcellus pumps up steelmaker About 20 percent of the steel sheet that rolls out of the hot strip mill in the U.S. Steel Corp.’s Irvin Plant today is made into pipe used to transport natural gas Tribune-Review

In New Jersey
DEP proposes beach-access rules; critics complain Fisherman and marina owners came out ahead Monday in new beach access rules published by the state Department of Environmental Protection Associated Press 

NJ Democrats push House to pass gas tax bill The latest House-Senate impasse is over transportation. If no agreement is reached by March 31, the federal government’s authority to collect and spend most of the billions of dollars generated by the federal gas tax will expire The Record   

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