Special Reports

N.T.S.B. report sheds new light on Lehigh River derailment

A preliminary federal report released on Tuesday about the March 2 train derailment that led to the spills of diesel...
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Proposed Poconos warehouse draws fire at public hearing over potential harm to waterways

A proposal to build a 702,000-square-foot warehouse in the Poconos in Pennsylvania came under scrutiny — and criticism — at...
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EPA hearing focuses on new dissolved oxygen rules for section of Delaware River

The tussle over revising the uses of the urban section of the Delaware River, as well as the accompanying water...
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Chester LNG plant viewed as dead after Biden directive, opponents say

Opponents of a plan to site a liquified natural gas plant in Chester, Pa., applauded a White House directive that...
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Latest salvo in the battle to save endangered sturgeon comes from the Philadelphia Water Department

As the largest single source of treated wastewater in the Delaware Estuary, the Philadelphia Water Department contributes the lion's share...
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Effort to create Delaware River National Park grinds on

Since steps were first announced in 2021 to create a national park straddling the Delaware River in New Jersey and...
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EPA seeks to improve dissolved oxygen levels and water quality in urban stretch of Delaware River

All in all, it was a good week for the Delaware River. Two significant developments point toward possible improvements in...
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Polluted streams continue to plague Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania

The quality of water in the Pennsylvania sub-basins that make up the Delaware River watershed deteriorated only slightly from an...
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River Pointe project to be in spotlight again at hearing

A public hearing set for Monday will spotlight a sprawling commercial building plan of nearly 6 million square feet in...
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New Jersey warehouse developer unexpectedly seeks to preserve property as farmland

A bitter four-year fight against a mammoth warehouse project in a rural New Jersey community appears to have unexpectedly ended...
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Not that the upper river really needs more water, but make it rain, Hochul and Shapiro
Editorial report

Why are the governors of New York and Pennsylvania, through their inaction, forcing the eventual demise of the Upper Delaware Council?...
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