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The @PennsylvaniaDEP is holding 3 public hearings to hear concerns around the #GHG emissions from the more than 12,000 fracking, drilling and industry sites across the state. Sign up to speak! https://t.co/Am8qlx3oZx

The painful reality is #petrochemicals is not going to be the second coming of the steel industry in our region, says Tom Sanzilllo, @ieefa_institute https://t.co/TcnHibyb4k PennEnvironment NoPetroPA People Over Petro

The Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit that would evaporate liquid runoff waste containing hazardous materials. Call the DEP to encourage them to postpone the June 9 cutoff date for public comments and to hold a public meeting regarding the permit.

The plan is to turn ethane from #fracking into more than a million pounds of #plastic pellets yearly. But this massive Shell plant under construction may be in financial trouble.
@EnviroIntegrity @sejorg https://t.co/LQgifTjruK

[email protected]_institute highlights that #Shell and #petro is not a positive economic development strategy for the region. Regional leaders need to reevaluate this strategy to support petro. @NoPetroPA @PennEnvironment @PennFuture @ACE_Fitzgerald @jbruggers
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It takes minutes to do, please help!The Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill has applied for a permit that would evaporate liquid runoff waste containing hazardous materials. Call the DEP to encourage them to postpone the June 9 cutoff date for public comments and to hold a public meeting regarding the permit. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please call the PA DEP before JUNE 9th to let them know evaporating toxic and radioactive fracking waste is a bad idea and will put people and communities at risk. The oil and gas industry is desperate to get rid of its toxic waste. Don't let them get away with dirty tricks like this! ... See MoreSee Less

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