This week on The Allegheny Front, Japan bets on hydrogen-fueled vehicles, but will consumers buy them? We talk with a reporter found “chaos” when she went to New Mexico to see how the government is managing drilling on public lands. DEP is investigating well water contamination from fracking in suburbs. Plus, the fast food industry embraces the vegan burger that bleeds.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00 minutes)
- State Senate Introduces Its Own Nuclear Bailout Bill - The Senate bill is similar to the $500 million proposal from House last month. The Senate bill recognizes nuclear energy as carbon free and adds it to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.
- Agency in Charge of Protecting Public Lands Overwhelmed by the Drilling Boom - The Trump administration is pushing oil and gas drilling in public lands. Agencies that are supposed to oversee the industry can't keep up.
- Amid Global Push to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Japan Envisions a ‘Hydrogen Society’ - Japan is looking beyond battery-powered electric cars. Hydrogen fuel buses are on tap for 2020 Olympics, and more fuel stations are planned
- Would This Bleeding Veggie Burger Get You to Skip the Meat? - Scientists have been working in the lab to create the Impossible Burger that bleeds like beef without the environmental downsides.
- At Public Hearing, Multi-State Compact Asked to Do More to Protect Ohio River - ORSANCO is gathering comments on its latest proposal to address water quality standards for the Ohio River. Many are concerned about pollution from the petrochemical industry.
- DEP Investigating Gas Well for Water Supply Complaint in Pittsburgh Suburb - It would be first water supply impacted by drilling in Allegheny County.