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2006 Top Environmental News Stories
Green Line
December 18, 2006
MHT Document DEP Joins Coalition of States Suing U.S. EPA Over Airborne Soot Standards
December 16, 2006
MHT Document Illinois Legislature Okays Mercury Reduction Plan and joins Pennsylvania.
MHT Document Volunteers make Thun trail possible
December 14, 2006
MHT Document Quake Shakes Berks
December 13, 2006
MHT Document Minor earthquake hits Berks County
December 8, 2006
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Clean Vehicles Program to Become Final, Governor Rendell Says
December 4, 2006
MHT Document In Amity, some wary of plan for forest management
December 3, 2006
MHT Document Debate over wind energy
November 29, 2006
MHT Document Insitute for the Advancement of Children's Environmental Health gets support, backing
MHT Document Institute to boost Kutztown University, director says
November 28, 2006
MHT Document PA DEP issues air quality warning for Berks County
MHT Document Health data called vital
November 26, 2006
MHT Document Reading fees for trash, recycling going up
November 25, 2006
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November 24, 2006
MHT Document Berks poised to reach record recycling rate: The county could pass the 55 percent mark this year
November 23, 2006
MHT Document Pennsylvania keeps green auto emissions standards
November 16, 2006
MHT Document IRRC Approves State-Specific Plan to Control Toxic Mercury Emissions
October 31, 2006
MHT Document Stanton Funeral Home owner claims crematory rejection by West Reading is invalid
October 29, 2006
MHT Document Exeter sheep exhibitor wins at Massachusetts competition
October 28, 2006
MHT Document Lehigh Cement cited for malfuntion
October 26, 2006
MHT Document Hundreds speak out against Wal-Mart
October 15, 2006
MHT Document Twin Valley FFA team in national event
MHT Document Hazardous waste disposal termed a success
October 12, 2006
MHT Document Proposed Ontelaunee development would spur big population growth
October 11, 2006
MHT Document Secretary McGinty in Reading to announce alternative enegy program
October 1, 2006
MHT Document Conestoga Landfill expansion passes first step
September 29, 2006
MHT Document Sale of Western Berks Landfill discussed
September 28, 2006
MHT Document PA DEP approves Conestoga Landfill's harms/benefit application for expansion
September 27, 2006
MHT Document DEP probing Lehigh cement mishap
MHT Document Pesticide to be sprayed in Exeter
MHT Document 13 Berks municipalities get recycling grants
September 26, 2006
MHT Document Lehigh Cement Co blankets neighbors in dust due to malfunction
September 22, 2006
MHT Document EPA strengthens PM 2.5 standards - Berks non-attainment status worsened
September 16, 2006
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MHT Document Air pollution may be tied to premature births
September 15, 2006
MHT Document Global warming impacting Pennsylvania
MHT Document Conestoga Landfill settlement monies go to land protection
September 14, 2006
MHT Document West Nile virus found in two birds in Robeson Township
September 8, 2006
MHT Document Union residents want route 82 reopened
September 4, 2006
MHT Document Maidencreek Watershed Assoc. wants to remove Purple Loosestrife at Lake Ontelaunee
September 2, 2006
MHT Document Reading won't try to block hauling referendum
August 24, 2006
MHT Document Schuylkill River trail nears completion
August 21, 2006
MHT Document Sludge recycling found to send antibacterial soap ingredient into agriculture
August 17, 2006
MHT Document Grants to be used to protect steams, lake
August 16, 2006
MHT Document Western Berks Landfill expansion stalls
August 13, 2006
MHT Document Exide: 14 years since contamination in Reading was found, but no decision
MHT Document Exide: Categories of contamination
MHT Document Exide: An ongoing problem
MHT Document Exide: Potential health impact
MHT Document Exide: Dispute leaves Bernhart Park in limbo
August 10, 2006
MHT Document M.B Investments to appeal Antietam decision
August 4, 2006
MHT Document Consulting firm to advise county on Exide
August 3, 2006
MHT Document Reading trash campaign adds signatures
August 1, 2006
MHT Document DEP issues code orange air quality action days for Berks County
MHT Document Exelon says study reveals no new tritium leaks at nuclear plants
MHT Document United Corrstack plans second mill
July 28, 2006
MHT Document Commissioner Schwank urges farm-subsidy appeal before Congressional committee
July 11, 2006
MHT Document Swamped hauler collects piled-up trash in Reading
July 11, 2006
MHT Document Group fighting Reading trash plan gets signatures
July 4, 2006
MHT Document Sale of Western Berks Landfill near
July 3, 2006
MHT Document Penn State Berks using soybean-based fuel
June 30, 2006
MHT Document PA DEP issues air action warning for Berks County
MHT Document EPA to spend $6 million to clean up Ryeland Road
MHT Document Attorney General says two Berks townships ordinances exceed state standards
June 7, 2006
MHT Document Local unease about sludge fuels debate
May 24, 2006
MHT Document Western Berks Refuse to sell landfill
May 12, 2006
MHT Document Gambone Development Co. fined $130,000 by US EPA for violations in Berks County and eastern PA
April 28, 2006
MHT Document EPA details emissions from five Berks County industries
April 26, 2006
MHT Document Vehicle traffic is expected to jump in Berks County
MHT Document Environmental toll for Berks seen with increased traffic
MHT Document More efficient vehicles should control oil prices
MHT Document Exeter supervisors restore agricultural zoning
April 24, 2006
MHT Document Down to Earth Day: hundreds turn out for Berks County Earth Day celebration
April 20, 2006
MHT Document DEP Secretary tells Pennsylvania Economy League he sees higher gas prices
April 19, 2006
MHT Document Berks County establishes children's environmental health initiative
April 18, 2006
MHT Document Berks County unveils children's environmental health website
MHT Document Forecasters say lack of rain may continue through summer
April 16, 2006
MHT Document Sixteen teams to compete in Berks County envirothon
April 14, 2006
MHT Document Exeter residents call for restoration of agricultural zone restrictions
April 11, 2006
MHT Document DEP issues drought watch for entire state
April 8, 2006
MHT Document Berks landfill gas project gets DEP approval: despite objections from county
April 7, 2006
MHT Document Berks to fight Granger project at Conestoga Landfill
April 6, 2006
MHT Document PA DEP approves Granger plan to burn gas at Conestoga Landfill
April 1, 2006
MHT Document Trail from Reading to Hamburg touted as economic benefit
MHT Document Cleanups to coincide with annual Earth Day
March 31, 2006
MHT Document Scott urges appeal of Granger permit
March 26, 2006
MHT Document Jefferson Township group pursues preservation
March 25, 2006
MHT Document Activist waging campaign to save Alaskan wilderness
March 22, 2006
MHT Document Radioactivity at Conestoga Landfill: risks debated
MHT Document Residents asked not to burn trash, debris
MHT Document Emissions ordinance pitched as buffer to West Reading crematory plan
March 21, 2006
MHT Document New Morgan to be busy with housing boom
March 20, 2006
MHT Document Federal Appeals Court Sides with Pennsylvania, 13 Other States in Suit Against EPA
March 18, 2006
MHT Document Berks Conservancy recruiting new members
MHT Document After rain, other problems, Amity park to open soon
March 4, 2006
MHT Document Berks' dirty air clouds future
March 3, 2006
MHT Document Pioneer Landfill wins appeal for expansion
MHT Document Pottstown Landfill gets new gas permit
March 2, 2006
MHT Document Berks loses lawsuit in Pioneer Crossing Landfill expansion
February 22, 2006
MHT Document Electronics recycling set for May
MHT Document Consultant: replace most of Reading sewage plant
MHT Document Antietam Lake talks continuing
February 19, 2006
MHT Document Children's health study nixed by Bush
February 15, 2006
MHT Document Air action day declared for Berks
February 12, 2006
MHT Document Over a foot of snow lands in Berks
MHT Document Turning beans into biodiesel
MHT Document About biodiesel
MHT Document Seminar to focus on grass and invasive plants
MHT Document New variety to debut at seeding sale
February 9, 2006
MHT Document PA DEP asserts that weaker car emission standards would hurt the Berks County economy
February 4, 2006
MHT Document Proposed electric line would run through state
January 25, 2006
MHT Document Reading area ranks 10th worst for air pollution for small sized cities
MHT Document Air pollution data
January 20, 2006
MHT Document County sets up construction codes board, approves $25,000 to help Union Township and approves plan to address air pollution in Berks
January 18, 2006
MHT Document Air quality issues could affect economic growth, county told
January 17, 2006
MHT Document Update on Conestoga Landfill - radiation detected
January 16, 2006
MHT Document Birdsboro struggles to pay for sewer plant
January 15, 2006
MHT Document Coal-waste elimination plan causes controversy
MHT Document Wind gusts reach 40 mph
MHT Document State fruit task force set to begin
January 14, 2006
MHT Document Pioneer Crossing landfill cited for odor violation
MHT Document Decision on harms/benefit could boost Berks landfill debate
January 13, 2006
MHT Document Pioneer Crossing Landfill capping creates odor problem
January 10, 2006
MHT Document Reading OKs sale of Antietam to County
January 7, 2006
MHT Document Court ruling may help Berks land Antietam lake property
January 6, 2006
MHT Document Robeson EAC explores land preservation using landfill monies from County
January 3, 2006
MHT Document Special council meeting planned for Antietam vote
January 2, 2006
MHT Document Stronger standards for air pollution proposed by EPA
January 1, 2006
MHT Document Landfill leachate can pull arsenic from rocks, soil
MHT Document Arsenic levels in leachate among factors affecting new contract for treatment