Environmental watchdogs petition DCNR to remove access fee on oil & gas well database

Environmental activists are calling on a state agency to eliminate access fees for a database containing detailed information about orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells across the commonwealth that they believe Pennsylvania taxpayers should have access to free of charge. Oil & gas well watchdogs are asking the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural … Read more

Over 100,000 sign petition to free British geologist facing death penalty in Iraq for taking pottery shards

Over 100,000 petitioners are urging the UK government to help save a retired British geologist currently facing the death penalty in Iraq. Jim Fitton, 66, has been accused of trying to smuggle historic artifacts out of the Middle Eastern country and has been detained there for five weeks. On April 28, Jim’s daughter Leila launched … Read more