Northern Pennsylvania

Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

It's a warm summer afternoon. Just off the Gibson exit on I-81, Susquehanna County resident Frank Finan looked out over 114 acres of tall brown grass. It's an area Finan is trying to keep free of an industrial waste incinerator. He's even done his own air quality tests.

WSKG's Summer Playlist

Jun 23, 2015
Credit Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer / Flickr

Throughout the summer we highlighted regional bands in the series we call WSKG’s Summer Playlist.  

Gov. Tom Wolf Hosts Round Table On Medical Marijuana

May 19, 2015
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Backers of the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania are trying to build momentum during the legislature’s spring recess. Governor Tom Wolf hosted a round table on the issue less than a week after the measure cleared the state Senate.

Some representatives think the proposal has enough support to pass in the House, if it doesn't stall in committee. 

“What I want them to focus on his why we got elected. And that’s to be leaders of people, and provide the relief families need," said Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny County.

LNG Plant Planned For Northeast PA

May 18, 2015
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UGI Energy Services is planning to build a $60 million natural gas plant in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Wyoming County plant would take gas from the Marcellus Shale  and cool it down into a liquid known as LNG.

Read more here.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are investigating a Texas-based energy company after a spike in complaints from customers over higher-than-expected bills.

Ambit Energy is an energy services company that supplies electricity and natural gas.

Consumers can choose to get their energy from their own utility or companies like Ambit.

Poet Michael Jennings | Out of Bounds

Apr 26, 2015

Michael Jennings was born in New Orleans and grew up in west Texas
and the deserts of southwestern Iran. He is a grad of both he University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Bone Songs and Sanctuaries.

His most recent is a very personal chapbook called River Time, published by Wells College Press after awarding Jennings first prize in their 2014 Chapbook Competition.

courtesy of Gov. Tom Wolf / via Facebook

According to a Franklin and Marshall College poll conducted the week of March 17, Wolf has a 38 percent job approval rating three months after taking office.

Niagara / via Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a racist letter delivered to the home of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner.

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge says backers of a 124-mile pipeline designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas to New York can build across seven northeastern Pennsylvania properties whose owners had not agreed to it.
U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled Tuesday that the Constitution Pipeline had the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest.

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A new study commissioned by the consortium of companies behind the PennEast pipeline finds it would generate $1.62 billion for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies during the project’s construction phase.