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DCNR To Collect Money From Drillers Who Harvest Gas Under Public Streams
Natural gas drillers have to sign leases and compensate the state if they plan to collect gas trapped deep beneath publicly owned streams and rivers, according to a policy developed recently by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The policy applies to gas gathered from pads on neighboring properties - away from the streams and their banks - where wells are drilled vertically before turning and boring laterally underground.
Honda appeal seeks to reverse hybrid owner's award
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for American Honda Motor Co. returned to court Thursday to try to overturn a highly publicized small claims court award to a woman who sued over the fuel economy of her hybrid Honda Civic.
Anyone want to buy electricity, sludge?
When Hermitage Municipal Authority’s expansion of its water control pollution plant is complete, the authority will have two marketable products to sell: electricity and treated sludge that can be used as fertilizer and fill.
Best first cars for your kids
There comes a time in almost every middle-class family’s life when mom and dad must decide if they’re going to get the kid a car.
If the child is fired up about it, a discussion often comes just before the 16th birthday, or six months or so after the license is earned, when the delight of having another wheeled errand runner in the household peaks. It peaks then because that’s usually how long young drivers are willing to do nice things for their parents just to be able to drive a car.
Transportation office looking beyond gas tax
Getting the transportation system improvements Pennsylvanians want will cost money.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch explained how the state is looking at changes in transportation funding during the fall luncheon meeting of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County Wednesday.
Drivers starting to see lower prices at pumps
Area residents have had their share of difficult times recently, with an earthquake, then Hurricane Irene, then more rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
But something else has been falling recently, and it hasn’t come from the sky.
Holiday travel declines
This Labor Day weekend fewer travelers planned to take to the roadways or skies, even before the damage predicted for the East Coast from Hurricane Irene.
On the holiday weekend that extends through Monday, Sept. AAA Mid-Atlantic forecasts 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during, but that's 2.4 percent less than last year.
Bigger spaces, better mileage
RC Auto News SEATTLE — The idea behind Versa is "good space at a good price." This latest generation pushes both of those categories, as it's even larger inside and becomes the lowest price car sold in America.
Nissan's sold 350,000 of them here since the car originally came to the U.S. in July 2006. It's now the segment leader with 30.8 percent of sales in the sub-compact market.
Evacuations begin on tiny NC island ahead of Irene
MARTHA WAGGONER,Associated Press
HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — Evacuations began Wednesday on a tiny barrier island off North Carolina as Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas on Wednesday with the East Coast in its sights.
US auto industry uneasy after weak July sales
DETROIT (AP) — Auto sales rose only slightly in July as skittish consumers pulled back on car buying and threatened to derail the industry's fragile recovery.
With the economy weak, popular cars in short supply and dealers offering very few discounts, carmakers endured a third straight month of disappointing sales. Just over 1 million new cars and trucks were sold in the month, up 1 percent from last July and flat with June.
Some Pa. cities concerned about drilling fee
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Even if state lawmakers approve a tax or fee on gas drillers this fall, some local leaders might not take the money.
Communities in the heart of the Marcellus shale could turn down such revenues that come with strings attached. Many want to be able to set their own rules for problems such as road damage, noise, lights and storm water runoff, but they might have to accept state-prescribed rules for such problems to collect money from a drilling impact fee.
Budget targets leisure travelers with car ad deals
ATLANTA (AP) — When Nia Lewis was looking for a car to drive to Florida to visit her in-laws, she went to the Atlanta Budget Rent a Car website as she normally does. But she stumbled upon something unusual.
There, on the site's home page, was a big discount. The catch? The car is a moving ad.
Panel urges higher vehicle fees, gas tax
HARRISBURG — Drivers in Pennsylvania can expect to pay more at the pump and higher fees for vehicle registration and driver's licenses, according to a commission aimed at closing the state's $3.5 billion transportation budget gap.
Drivers may bear costs of repairing Pa. infrastructure
It is no secret Pennsylvania's roads and bridges are in disrepair and access to transportation falls short of state needs. But no one could have guessed the course the "no new taxes" governor might take to find the money to repair a deteriorating infrastructure and transportation system.
Big Oil reaps big profit in 2Q as fuel prices soar
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Oil continued to make big money in the second quarter.
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