In this episode, we check out how the recreation economy could help revitalize small towns on the Ohio River and explore a push by activists to get a solar farm at the old Shenango Coke Works site.
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Stories in this episode
- Can the Recreation Economy Help Revitalize Small Towns on the Ohio River?
As towns on the Ohio River struggle to rebuild their economies, should they be trying to attract more industry or pushing to make the Ohio a recreation destination?
- Could the Former Shenango Coke Works Site Become a Solar Farm?
Is putting a big solar array on the former coke plant site just a pipe dream? Maybe not. The utility that owns it actually has a robust recent history of investing in renewables.
- Three New Developments to Watch Along the Ohio River
From Shell's multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker to a new whitewater rafting park in Morgantown, there's a lot of new activity coming to the Upper Ohio River.
- Shell Proposes Bargain to Meet Pollution Targets for its Ethane Cracker
Is cutting more of one kind of pollution in exchange for less of another a fair trade? That's what Shell is asking the DEP to consider to meet pollution requirements for its new petrochemical plant.
- Oil and Gas Development Could Pose a Risk to Struggling Pennsylvania Bats
A coalition of oil and gas companies is seeking a 50-year permit that would allow the killing or disturbing of five bat species across Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Inside the EPA’s New Powers to Ban Toxic Chemicals
An overhaul of the country's chemical safety law gives the Environmental Protection Agency new authority to ban hazardous compounds like asbestos.
- EPA Changes Tone, Says Fracking Can Impact Drinking Water
The EPA's landmark study of fracking's impact on drinking water has been embroiled in a seesaw battle of semantics. Here's what the agency is saying in its final report.