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    Meg McGuire is a regular guest on WJFF's program "Making Waves." The show is on every Monday at 8 p.m., Meg is on every third Monday to talk about current issues on the Delaware.

Liquified natural gas leaking from a breached container can be extremely flammable and easily be ignited by heat, sparks or flames.

First Responders: Prepared for LNG Emergencies? The Evidence Is Not Reassuring

Hazardous materials regularly roll through Northeastern Pennsylvania communities by rail and road and it’s left to local first responders to be ready for when things go wrong. Haz-mat incidents vary in degrees of danger, records show. Commonly, crews are called to overturned trucks leaking diesel fuel. Infrequently, there are more serious incidents, such as a…

Tarsha and Keisha Scovens at the pond at Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia near the Wingohocking Creek. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Giving city communities the chance to get to know the waterways all around us

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be.  Keisha Scovens is the co-founder, with sister Tarsha Scovens, of Let’s Go Outdoors, whose mission it is to connect city communities to outdoor experiences. My twin sister, Tarsha, and I grew up in South…

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado, Democrat from New York, who represents the Delaware River counties of Sullivan and Delaware. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

U.S.Rep. Antonio Delgado announces Delaware River Watershed Congressional Caucus

The Delaware River Watershed Congressional Caucus was announced today on a wet field in Callicoon, N.Y., by U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19.) As one of the speakers at today’s press conference, Sullivan County Legislative Chairman Robert Doherty said, referring to Delgado: “Promises made, promises kept.” This is what Doherty is talking about — a response…

On Oct. 20, 2011, in Zarzalico, Spain, a tanker carrying LNG rear-ended a truck that was pulled over on the highway’s shoulder. A fire quickly erupted, killing the tanker driver. PHOTO CREDIT Bonilla, J.M., Belmonte, J., Marín, J.A., 2014. Gas Natural: El accidente de Zarzalico

LNG From Pennsylvania to New Jersey: 400 Tanker Trucks a Day

A plan to bring liquified natural gas from Wyalusing, Pa., to a port in Gibbstown, N.J., has focused largely on the potential hazards of transporting as much as 3 million gallons of the highly flammable product at a time by rail. But the project sponsor also has plans to send as many as 400 tanker…

Adrianna Amador-Chacon, 20, of Camden, stands near the Delaware River at Cramer Hill Nature Preserve. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Seeing the Delaware from Camden, and interacting for its betterment and our own

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be. Adriana Amador-Chacon is a Camden resident who, over the years, has grown a strong connection toward the arts and learning more about the environment. As a child, she was known for either being…

F.E. Walter Dam and Reservoir traps and holds the water of the upper Lehigh River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Facts vs. opinion on the F.E. Walter Dam study
Editorial Report

Editor’s note: The Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study is being conducted by the operators of the dam — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — and two co-sponsors, the Delaware River Basin Commission and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, which will pay half the cost of the $2.6 million study. The purpose,…

Stacy Levy, eco-artist, at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

How better access to Philly’s two rivers could open spaces of welcome on now-hidden shorelines

Stacy Levy is an artist who works with rain, urban tides, and watersheds. She has created temporary and permanent works in Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, San Antonio, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has been awarded the Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, the Penn Future Award for Women in Conservation, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Steve Schwartz uses skis to get around in the snow on his property right along the Delaware River in Equinunk, Pennsylvania. (Matt Smith/WHYY)

How the Upper Delaware River unites many into one community

WHYY asked five individuals to tell us about their visions for the Delaware River Watershed — what it is, and what it could be. Steven Schwartz has been involved in various conservation and environmental projects over the last 15 years. Currently, he is leading the Upper Delaware Knotweed landscape scale research and management project sponsored by Friends…

Looking south on the Delaware River from Penn's Landing, this is the section of the river that is experiencing the oxygen sag -- a problem with an expensive fix. PHOTO BY MEG MCGUIRE

Next step in cleaning the Lower Delaware comes with a hefty price tag

Hey, rubber, meet the road.  There’s no one who doesn’t want the Delaware River to be as clean as possible, but the next step comes with a hefty price tag — from $1.5 million for Trenton and as high as $3 billion for Philadelphia.  These could be the bills for an upgrade to the 12…

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Opponents of Pennsylvania-New Jersey LNG Plan Cheer Federal Ruling

Critics of a plan to transport liquefied natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to a port on the Delaware River in New Jersey welcomed a recent federal ruling that they say could put up significant regulatory speed bumps – or possibly derail the project altogether. The ruling, by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, involved an LNG facility…