Breaking news: Since the time of publication of this story, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration confirmed that it has, in fact, received a renewal application for the special permit to allow the transportation of LNG by rail for the Wyalusing-to-Gibbstown project. The application was received on Tuesday, the day the permit was set…

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Port Richmond Generating Station lets in a huge amounts of natural light and feels reminiscent of the old Penn Station in New York City.

Behemoth buildings that once housed power plants and supplied electricity to Philadelphia dot the Delaware — remains from more than a century ago — that remind us of the history and development of the region. Many of these former generating stations, some of which were built in the early 1900s and the 1910s by the…

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One of the 500 spills cited in Pa. AG report on Mariner East pipeline

Rosemary Fuller of Delaware County, Pa., never had a problem with the well water at her house until construction began on a pipeline known as Mariner East 2, which would send natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania to an industrial complex on the Delaware River. A land agent, acting on behalf of the pipeline builder, Sunoco, had…

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The proposed PennEast Pipeline announced an abrupt halt to legal proceedings to secure needed property easements for its 118-mile Pennsylvania-to-New Jersey natural gas pipeline, a move that raises new questions about the project’s future. PennEast cited a desire to clear regulatory hurdles before resuming the court cases to secure the approximately 70 properties it needs…

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The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area could become a national park.

Legging out at 38 letters, “Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area” does not exactly roll off the tongue.  Now, instead, imagine a moniker like “Delaware Water Gap National Park and Preserve.” Even though that name is longer – at 39 letters – it features the marquee words “national park.”  That’s a phrase that members of…

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A contentious plan to export liquified natural gas from a Delaware River port faces new political, economic and environmental headwinds that raise questions about its future. A new White House administration, a global market that was once white-hot that has considerably cooled in the past two years and pandemic-related workforce disruptions cast long shadows over…

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Meg McGuire, the founder, publisher and editor of Delaware Currents, an online news magazine dedicated to covering the Delaware River and its watershed, has been named PennFuture’s 2021 Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing and Communications. The recognition honors a person who has established herself as “a credible source for presenting the public with information about…

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By Chris Mele 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,…

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