Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

June 2, 2009

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US To Probe Civil Rights Complaint Against Proposed Md. Power Plant

"Two federal agencies announced this week that they will investigate whether Maryland regulators discriminated against a majority-black community by issuing a permit last fall to build a natural-gas power plant in southern Prince George’s County."

Source: Wash Post, 06/17/2016

Lawsuit Accuses Range Resources And Lab Of Doctoring Water Test Results

"A water testing company that worked with Range Resources to evaluate whether or not residential water supplies were contaminated is defending itself against a lawsuit that claims the company allowed the gas driller to alter a print out of the test results, which Range then submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP used the altered results, in part, to conclude that the Washington County residents’ drinking water was safe...."

Source: StateImpact Pennsylvania, 06/16/2016

Natural Gas Pipeline Tearing Virginia Rural County Apart

A proposed 42-inch natural gas pipeline through rural Virginia has torn Nelson County apart. A story of energy policy is told from the viewpoint of one woman whose beloved farmland is threatened by eminent domain.

Source: Wash Post, 06/14/2016

Maryland's GOP Gov. Hogan Vetoes Renewable Energy Bill

"Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill Friday that would have required the state’s electricity suppliers to get more power from renewable sources, but allowed two other environmental bills — one restricting pesticide use and another requiring a study of oyster harvests — to become law without his signature."

Source: Bay Journal, 05/31/2016

PA: "State Drops Nearly $9 Million Fine Against Range Resources"

"Pennsylvania environmental regulators have, for now, dropped their pursuit of a nearly $9 million fine against Range Resources-Appalachia LLC after the two sides reached an agreement over a Lycoming County gas well that regulators said leaked methane into drinking water supplies and streams."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 05/24/2016

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