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Philadelphia and the “Bomb Trains”

Over the weekend, 11 cars from an 111-car CSX train derailed in South Philly. The cars were carrying crude oil, but there were no leaks, […]

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Penn Receives $10 Million to Open Center for Energy Policy

What does every self-respecting “global energy hub” need? Why, an energy policy think tank, of course. Scott Kleinman, a 41-year-old Penn alum and lead partner […]

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5 Questions: Iris Marie Bloom on Philly’s Dangerous Train Derailment

Crude oil car dangling over river in Philadelphia after train derailment http://t.co/5OPetb9vh4 pic.twitter.com/HV0B1tQBdX — ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) January 21, 2014   Iris Marie Bloom makes no […]

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In Egypt, Is Obama Calling the Islamist Bluff?

Broken chatter over a broken Egypt is caught up in why the United States continues funneling $1.8 billion in annual aid to what is now, […]

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A Bit Late, Penn Wades Into the Fracking Debate

A team of toxicologists at the University of Pennsylvania are mounting a major study on the health effects of fracking, the controversial method of removing […]

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“When It Goes Bad, It Goes Really Bad”

When I heard that Don Argott was releasing a documentary about nuclear power, I thought it peculiar, since I knew the Rittenhouse-based filmmaker from his […]

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BP to Pay $4.5 Billion for Gulf Disaster, Two Workers Face Manslaughter Charges

Mere hours after announcing that BP would pay a $4.5 billion settlement to the US Government over the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster, two former […]

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Why Obama Can’t Give You a Fair Shot and a Free Market

My wife and I sat down Tuesday night with a bottle of wine, a bowl of popcorn and a healthy dose of trepidation to watch […]

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How Pennsylvanians Can Get Gas for Less Than $2 a Gallon

Psst: Don’t tell anybody, but the worst-kept secret in Pennsylvania is that the natural gas industry—the only economic salvation our dying state had—is leaving, and […]

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Texas Pipeline Firm to Buy Sunoco for $5.3 Billion

Texas Pipeline Firm to Buy Sunoco. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. is finalizing negotiations to acquire Sunoco for $5.3 billion. The Dallas-based pipeline firm will drop […]

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Blame Impotent Congress and Yourself for High Gas Prices

Unlike our Euro brethren, who take off all of August to refresh themselves after their grueling 25-hour work weeks, those in the U.S. can’t catch […]

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Don’t Blame Sunoco or Unions or Obama for Refinery Shutdowns

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on how retooled refineries can save jobs and revitalize manufacturing. See Chris Freind’s “We Can Save […]

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Rick Santorum Sold His Soul

The deceased—successful businessman, political activist, philanthropist, the ultimate family man—had been incredibly beloved. Friends and colleagues from far and wide came to pay their respects […]

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We Can Save Philadelphia’s Sunoco Refinery Jobs

For the tens of thousands whose livelihoods depend on the Sunoco and Conoco-Phillips oil refineries in Philadelphia, Marcus Hook and Trainer, the Grinch arrived early […]

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Turnpike Gets Car-Charging Stations

The Pennsylvania turnpike has been awarded $1 million to install electric car-charging stations at 17 service stations along the interstate. Car Charging Group L.L.C. got […]