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Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general won’t run again

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks to a news conference in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Kane said she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The state’s embattled attorney general said Tuesday she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the decision in Scranton, her hometown, just hours before a deadline to submit signatures ...

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Ohio gas station glitch lets drivers fill up for pennies

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon. WTOL-TV reports that a computer malfunction dropped prices at one north Toledo gas station, and another across the street lowered its prices to stay competitive early Sunday. Customer Taylor ...

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Ohio gas prices up slightly to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices are up slightly to start the shortened work week. The state average reported in Tuesday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. was about $1.55, up about 7 cents from last week. The Ohio average is still 18 cents lower than last month and 73 cents lower than ...

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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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New York ranks 4th in the nation for solar energy jobs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The sixth annual census by a nonprofit solar research and education group shows New York ranks fourth in the nation in solar technology jobs. The Solar Foundation reports in its 2015 census that 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. The foundation says it’s the third consecutive year that ...

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New Pennsylvania drilling regulations up for review

natural gas drilling rig

On Feb. 3, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) passed oil and gas drilling regulation revisions, according to . The new regulations will be sent to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, the State House and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees for review. Amendments to the regulations include improved transparency, protection of water resources, protection of public health and safety, as well ...

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Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

Dominion Resources has outlined the route for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline, causing concern for federal regulators and its route through national forests. (Image via Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline’s initial path through sensitive national forest areas. The alternate released Friday by Dominion Resources Inc. would reduce by one-third the pipeline’s footprint through the George Washington and ...

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