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A pipeline rupture in Satartia, Mississippi has lessons for future CO2 projects

Companies are building carbon dioxide pipelines as a possible climate solution. But after a pipeline rupture sent dozens to the hospital in a Mississippi town, there are questions about their safety.
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Biden loses a key climate ally

Biden loses a key climate ally

President Joe Biden has made combating the climate emergency a major focus of his agenda. Yet a crucial agency for realizing his clean energy future is losing its like-minded leader.

Pennsylvania DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year
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Pennsylvania DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.  
Trump wants to roll back environmental reviews of major projects like pipelines
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Trump wants to roll back environmental reviews of major projects like pipelines

This rollback would eliminate the need for environmental impact studies for not just pipelines but other infrastructure projects like highways.
Lake spill earns Mariner East pipelines another $2 million fine
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Lake spill earns Mariner East pipelines another $2 million fine

The pipelines’ owner, Energy Transfer, has been penalized more than $15 million by Pennsylvania regulators for the project.
New federal pipeline safety rules draw praise from industry, scorn from critics
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New federal pipeline safety rules draw praise from industry, scorn from critics

New federal rules on pipeline safety are being praised by the oil and gas industry but dismissed by pipeline critics in Pennsylvania as unlikely to make pipelines any safer.

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