The new rule would eliminate federal protections for about 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s streams. Only major navigable waterways, tributaries that run into them or adjacent wetlands along with some lakes will be covered by the Clean Water Act.
This week on The Allegheny Front, a training program to help residents identify the pollution next door. And a new mayor is making the environment a priority for her town. Plus, an economist looks at the relationship between pollution and inequality.
This week on The Allegheny Front, a special look at Clairton, home of the largest coke facility in North America, and the people who live with the industry there. Some residents say they've had enough, and they're taking action by telling their stories.