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Author’s Note: This story was originally posted to the Rick Smith Show, where I am working as a producer and Capitol correspondent.  Show some support by travelling over to the Rick Smith Show website.   During the Democratic Primary, Former State Treasurer Rob McCord proposed a 10 percent …

For the second time in a year, a rolling bomb car carrying crude oil derailed in Philadelphia.  Earlier today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported: The incident took place around 3 a.m. inside a CSX Corp. rail yard near 11th Street and Pattison Avenue, CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle …

Press Release: Energy Justice Network | January 29, 2015 PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf will announce a moratorium on new oil and gas leases in state lands, but will leave nearly 700,000 acres of Pennsylvania’s 1.2 million acres of state forests on the table …

This is an extended version to today’s post about Tom Wolf getting $1.5 million in campaign contributions from supporters of Big Gas, and the key players in this are Mike Mikus, Fresh Start PAC spokesman, and Rich Fitzgerald, who was Wolf’s largest individual industry contributor at $110,000. I’ve …

PRESS RELEASE from Pennsylvanians Against Fracking [Harrisburg, PA] — Today, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking, a new coalition of groups from around the Keystone State working to halt fracking, gathered in Harrisburg with hundreds of activists to greet Governor Wolf and urge him to make stopping fracking …

Editor’s Note: The original piece included an original photo set that you can find at .  Some Back-Story This fracking monstrosity sits at the top of a flattened out mountain top a stone’s throw from Sonestown, Pennsylvania at the end of a graveled public road. …

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