Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 4/3/12

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In Pennsylvania

State to allow Keystone Landfill to accept more waste State regulators have approved the landfill's application to take in 2,500 more tons of waste daily. The landfill in Dunmore and Throop applied last May to increase its maximum daily disposal capacity from 5,000 to 7,500 tons and its average daily intake from 4,750 to 7,250 tons, largely to dispose of more rock waste from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling Scranton Times-Tribune

Toxins allowed to seep into waterways Two environmental groups are pushing PPG Industries to clean up toxins such as arsenic and lead that are seeping into the Allegheny River and white-washing portions of a hillside Tribune-Review

In New Jersey

Fine print: New Jersey, maybe not so green
Clean energy advocates and lawmakers like to tout the success of New Jersey in developing the nation’s second biggest solar market; a distinction they say has created thousands of jobs in an economy that otherwise has been shedding jobs like paper. Now, a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the state may not have that much to brag about NJ Spotlight

Airport runway may cost more A new crosswind runway to make Ocean County Airpark safer for pilots could be approved by the Pinelands Commission. But commissioners could demand a higher price from the county in the form of new spending to save 485 acres as compensation for the project, without using the county’s existing Natural Lands Trust AP Press

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