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Suit opposes Chesapeake Bay pollution trading

WASHINGTON — Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to have pollution trading removed from the federal government’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan. Food & Water Watch spokesman Scott Edwards said the group filed suit in federal court along with Friends of the ...

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Pa. high court remands voter ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday told a lower court judge to stop a tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification from taking effect in this year’s presidential election if he finds voters cannot get easy ...

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Foes: Pa. state permit order threatens environment

PITTSBURGH — Critics say a new order from Gov. Tom Corbett will pressure state employees to more quickly approve environmental permits, including Marcellus Shale gas wells and projects that involve sensitive wetlands or ecosystems. The order, signed July 24, is ...

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Zoning limits in Pa. gas drilling law struck down

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania appellate court panel on Thursday struck down provisions in a new law regulating the state’s booming natural gas industry that opponents said would leave municipalities defenseless to protect homeowners, parks and schools from being surrounded ...

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Judge: Prosecutors could wrap Sandusky case soon

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s child sex-abuse trial says prosecutors could finish presenting their case Thursday. Judge John Cleland tells jurors that if that happens he’ll give them an updated trial schedule at the end of the ...

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