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Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigned Friday after Wolf’s office began looking into an email the official sent to environmental advocacy groups from a private email address. Wolf confirmed John Quigley’s resignation in a brief interview with The Associated Press, but he did not explain the reasons behind it. The governor said Quigley did ...

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Democrats’ US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

Democrats' US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening. It flared in recent days over the question of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, while two of the three candidates declared their support for a halt to hydraulic fracturing on both public ...

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Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for budget gridlock on Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the current fiscal year that began back in July. The first-term Democrat will deliver an approximately $32 billion plan for 2016-17 to ...

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Pipeline infrastructure task force releases draft

Gov. Tom Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force released the first draft of its report, which contains 184 recommendations for natural gas pipeline development, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced on Tuesday. “This is an important first milestone in developing the framework to help guide responsible pipeline development in Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said in a prepared statement. “This ...

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Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia sign pact to develop shale resources

Governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have a new agreement to work together to make the most of shale-energy resources that run beneath parts of all three states. The five-page document says that officials in the states will cooperate to promote the region’s shared energy interests. “The issues and opportunities facing our growing oil and gas industry do not ...

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Wolf’s tax plan rejected

HARRISBURG — The Republican-controlled House has defeated Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to raise taxes on workers and gas drillers to close the state’s budget deficit, put more money in classrooms and reduce local property taxes for some homeowners. The 127-73 vote was issued at about 3:20 p.m. today, more than six hours after debate began in the legislative chamber. ...

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Gov. Wolf presses rail companies on voluntary oil-train safety standards

Gov. Tom Wolf today appealed to Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation — the two major movers of crude oil by rail through Pennsylvania — to voluntarily implement a wide range of additional and more stringent standards to reduce risk of derailments. In a letter, Mr. Wolf pointed to four safety initiatives undertaken by BNSF Railway, a large rail carrier ...

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