Philadelphia is becoming a hub for shale oil shipped from the west, but many of the tankers used are outdated and prone to puncture in accidents and derailments. Isaiah Thompson reports on the tankers known as DOT-111s.
More than two years after the New York Times revealed how poorly equipped wastewater treatment facilities were discharging toxic substances from natural gas drilling into Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams, the state still has no water quality standards for chloride and sulfates.
When it comes to Marcellus Shale Gas development, the differences between the Delaware River Basin Commission and it’s central Pennsylvania counterpart, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, are stark. The DRBC has been the force behind a drilling moratorium in Northeast Pennsylvania and southern New York. But the Susquehanna River Basin Commission has not weighed in on shale gas regulations, aside from monitoring water withdrawals.