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Southeastern Pennsylvania Remains Under Drought Watch Despite Rain

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This week’s rain has not provided enough moisture to lift the drought watch for the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Four eastern Pennsylvania counties – including Lehigh and Northampton – are under a drought warning. 114 more words


Christie Could Soon Declare Statewide Drought Emergency

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey residents may face higher water bills and potential fines from the state Department of Environmental Protection if drought conditions in the state don’t improve. 215 more words


DEP: Owners of Former School Didn't Renew Paperwork Before Starting Demolition

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.

Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired. 108 more words


Gas Industry Challenges New Drilling Rules In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The natural gas industry is challenging new regulations that govern surface development of shale gas wells.

Drillers in the Marcellus Shale filed suit against the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the state’s Environmental Quality Board over rules that took effect last week. 90 more words


Boil Water Order Lifted on Wednesday Afternoon

The boil water order in Hamilton has been lifted by the state Department of Environmental Protection, as of 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Water Board Member Fined $1,000 for Hosting Birthday Party Fundraiser for de Blasio

A former New York City Water Board member was slapped with a $1,000 fine from the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board after he sponsored a birthday party political fundraiser for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reelection campaign. 470 more words

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