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Justin Webb

Episode for June 24, 2022

Will a new regulation that curbs air pollution in the Mon Valley give residents more clean air days? And, a new study shows black lung disease in younger coal miners is caused by silica dust. A discussion on the catastrophe that coal has left behind. Plus, a look at what could make agriculture a more sustainable job choice in the future. 
Twin Stupas

Episode for June 17, 2022

We visit a property in Butler County that was once plagued by acid mine drainage, but now it’s a paradise for migrating birds and art. We also talk with the author of a new bird guide that's for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Plus, a massive new proposal to build an LNG plant along the Delaware faces environmental justice concerns.

Episode for June 10, 2022

It's been years in the planning and building stages. Now, Shell's ethane cracker along the Ohio River is finally going online this summer. This week, we're talking to people in the communities surrounding the massive plant -- from neighbors who are fearful of pollution to others who are hopeful for new jobs. And, how one activist is looking to protect public health while others are preparing to keep an eye on the Ohio for plastic pollution from the plant.