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The short memory of Pennsylvania’s fracking regulators

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By Nadia Steinzor

October 28, 2015

The phrase “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is often used when talking about war or major social conflicts. But last week, John Quigley, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), seemed to be committing the same mistake.

In commenting to a reporter about water supply problems in the Woodlands area of Butler County, Quigley said,  “I don't think it would be a productive use of my time to review how the agency handled certain cases…I'm much more interested in ongoing instances of pollution of the waterways of the commonwealth.” 

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Darkness in the Sunshine State

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By Nadia Steinzor

August 10, 2015

First they dreamed of building a city, now they dream of drilling for oil. The Kanter family, aka real estate moguls of southern Florida, that is. And the location they have in mind is the acreage they own in the Everglades—a unique natural environment deemed globally significant because of its diverse wildlife, vegetation, and ecosystems.

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