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Election 2014: Wolf Responses to AF Survey

Tom Wolf is Chairman and CEO of The Wolf Organization, Inc., which supplies kitchen cabinets.  The Allegheny Front sent a survey on environment and energy issues to the four Democratic contenders for Pennsylvania's governor, and here are Wolf's responses.

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Election 2014: Schwartz Responses to AF Survey

Allyson Schwartz has been a member of Congress since 2004, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th District. She lives in Jenkintown, Montgomery County.  The Allegheny Front sent a survey on environment and energy issues to the four Democratic contenders in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial primary race.  Here are Allyson Schwartz's responses.

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Election 2014: McGinty Responses to AF Survey

The Allegheny Front sent a survey on environment and energy issues to the four Democratic contenders for Pennsylvania governor, and Katie McGinty responded.  McGinty is an operating partner with Element Partners, an equity firm in the energy, industrial, and environmental markets. She is former secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection. McGinty lives in Wayne, Chester County.

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Election 2014: McCord Responses to AF Survey

Rob McCord was elected as Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 2008, and lives in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County. The Allegheny Front sent a survey on environment and energy issues to the four Democratic contenders for Pennsylvania's governor, and McCord responded with these answers.

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Reid Frazier Talks About The Coming Chemical Boom

The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier talks with Paul Guggenheimer, host of WESA's Essential Pittsburgh, about his reporting from the Gulf Coast and what Western Pennsylvania could expect from a proposed ethane cracker that would process shale gas into ethylene, a building block for plastics.

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EPA Requires That Communities Reduce Soot By 2020

On Friday, the U-S Environmental Protection Agency set a deadline for reducing soot pollution. Communities across the country will have to reduce the amount of soot that goes into their air by 20 percent by the end of the decade.

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Citizens Willing to Sue to Stop Wind Farm

Over the last decade, 9 wind farms have been built in Pennsylvania, over half in the southwestern part of the s

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Value-Added Forests: The Working Woodlands Program

The Nature Conservancy has a new new way to conserve land, help curb climate change and make money for landowners. 

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Inside the Cloud: Data Centers and Energy Use

In a country bursting at the seams with computers, smart phones, and tablets, the need to keep data flowing is a challenge. Data centers in the United States process and store all that electronic information. These facilities consume a lot of energy: experts estimate twice the amount of electricity used each year by every household in New York City, a city of eight million people.  

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Historian Makes Case for Tougher Fracking Laws in PA

How to regulate fracking only became common cause for debate in recent years, but regulating other types of oil and gas drilling has proved challenging for ages in our region. Carnegie Mellon University professor Joel Tarr has been studying the history of natural gas drilling laws, and says Pennsylvania should create tougher regulations at drilling sites.

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