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More than 8 million people in Pennsylvania get some or all of their drinking water from streams that may or may not be protected by the Clean Water Act, environmental officials and activists said Tuesday.

Anti-fracking activists protesting a natural-gas conference in Philadelphia last fall were being monitored by a private security company that sent a photo of a demonstrator to the Pennsylvania State Police, according to an email obtained by Pittsburgh City Paper.

State lawmakers could send to the governor a plan to make doctors test for hepatitis C among patients most likely to have it – baby boomers.

Pennsylvania regulators are seeking a record $4.5 million fine against EQT Corp. for a major leak from an impoundment pond in Tioga County, the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday in a news release. The announcement comes one week after the state Attorney General’s office filed criminal charges against the company for the same incident.

Restaurant workers are often victims of sexual harassment from management, co-workers and customers as a “normalized” part of the workplace, concludes “The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry,” a report released Tuesday by The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Forward Together.

In Lewis County, West Virginia, residents are beginning to find out details about CONSOL Energy’s plans to expand oil and gas development in their area. The company says they will begin hydraulic fracturing here as early as January. Recently, hundreds of people crowded into a tight assembly hall to attend a public forum about what the energy company is planning. The prospect of fracking in the area is prompting excitement, but also fear.

Drivers traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike can see nearly every major form of energy from their car window. As the federal government pushes states to cut emissions that are leading to climate change, StateImpact Pennsylvania took a road trip. We profiled five major energy sources along the way: coal, wind, nuclear, solar and oil.

The picture on her parent's bookshelf shows a tanned and fit Kelly Sherrick holding a certificate honoring her "outstanding and exemplary service to persons with mental disabilities."

Over the past few years, the East End neighborhood of Larimer has seen its fortunes change drastically. After struggling for decades with population flight, housing blight, rising crime rates, geographic boundaries, and lack of development investment, the neighborhood is now cautiously reaping the benefits of growing support from the public and private sectors.


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