Pennsylvania governor under scrutiny for role in approving pipeline

Tom Wolfs office has denied he ordered permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which is under criminal investigation for pollution and property damage, to be accelerated Internal government records obtained by the Guardian raise questions about the role of Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf in permitting construction of a controversial fossil fuel pipeline that now faces two criminal investigations stemming from widespread environmental and property damage. The 350-mile, $2.5bn Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline through southern Pennsylvania has sparked growing outrage. It has caused destroying numerous residential water wells, and openingA previous report on the text messages involving McDonnell and Bane substantial donations from companies with a financial stake in Mariner East 2, including $20,000 toward his 2018 …

Family sues over death of marijuana-grower police chased with bulldozer

Pennsylvanian Grateful Dead fan Greg Longenecker, 51, died after being discovered growing pot on public land Pennsylvania state police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a 51-year-old Grateful Dead fan who had been caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machines treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Monday. Greg Longeneckers family said police had no business chasing him with a dangerous piece of machinery, especially over a few pot plants he was cultivating for personal use. His death last July, in a rural area about 75 miles outside Philadelphia, also provoked outrage from a marijuana advocacy group. They killed a beautiful human being, a caring, loving man, …