Pittsburgh residents plead with council to keep the PWSA public

Pittsburgh residents plead with council to keep the PWSA public

Pittsburgh residents are not thrilled with the idea of a partnership between the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and Peoples Natural Gas.

That’s why most of Wednesday night saw residents telling city council members that privatization would spell disaster for the city.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
As pipelines spur outrage, House Republicans seek solutions

As pipelines spur outrage, House Republicans seek solutions

Surrounded by the suburban homes of Delaware County and the occasional path of freshly torn earth, the House Republican Policy Committee met earlier this week to discuss pipeline safety.

The meeting was sparked by a drum beat of opposition from southeastern state residents who worry that natural gas pipelines being built near their homes, schools and businesses are unsafe.

Thursday, July 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Pushback on possible Delaware River basin fracking ban bubbles up in legislature

Lawmakers advanced legislation this week to refund Pennsylvanians in the Delaware River watershed who lose out on fracking royalties as part of a general pushback on the river’s federal governance.

Since the 1960s, the Delaware River Basin Commission — an interstate compact between Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — has managed the water quality and use of the winding river system that stretches from the Catskill Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, June 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Senate advances pipeline commission bill while construction halts again on Mariner East 2

Senate advances pipeline commission bill while construction halts again on Mariner East 2

The state Public Utility Commission order construction halted on the nearly complete Mariner East 2 pipeline Thursday.

Their decision comes as the Senate moved a resolution, SR 373, out of committee earlier this week to dive deeper into pipeline policies and enforcement.

Thursday, June 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Local activists oppose partnership between PWSA and Peoples Natural Gas

Local activists oppose partnership between PWSA and Peoples Natural Gas

Efforts by natural gas company Peoples Gas to partner with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has earned the ire of several activists and community leaders in recent weeks. So much so that grassroots advocacy group Our Water Campaign gathered in front of the company’s North Shore headquarters Wednesday morning to launch a petition against what it thinks will lead to the privatization of the PWSA.

Thursday, June 14, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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