The Trump Administration has proposed opening up the entire East Coast to offshore exploration. But fishermen, environmentalists, realtors, and business owners in New Jersey are voicing their unified opinion that it's not worth the risk.
There's a delicate calculation that goes into environmental regulations for air pollution -- the number of jobs in coal and other polluting industries we're willing to save versus the number of premature deaths as a result of pollution.
This week on The Allegheny Front, how purple fields of lavender could bring some economic diversity to coal country. And, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University find that the Clean Power Plan might be less important than we thought. Plus, we learn a couple of moves from a unique winter sport enthusiast.
This week on The Allegheny Front, what's causing the recent surge in black lung disease in Appalachia? Plus, there's a delicate calculation that goes into environmental regulations for air pollution. . . but are the jobs saved worth the lives lost?
This week on The Allegheny Front, there's a ban on fracking within the city of Pittsburgh. But the gas industry is moving into some of the city’s biggest suburbs. It's rekindling a debate about the risks and benefits of drilling. Plus, a conversation about savoring a food that has our heart….and protecting it from climate change.