President Trump visits the Shell ethane cracker to tout his energy and economic policies. The secretary of the California EPA talks about Trump’s roll back of fuel efficiency standards. PFAS contamination is likely at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Climate activists take stock after a tree falls on their car. Pennsylvanians support taxing gas drillers to pay for infrastructure upgrades.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00 minutes)
- Essay: A Song of Pause Amid the Climate Crisis - When a giant cherry tree crushed her new electric car while she and her friend were in it, a climate educator says it's time to listen to the universe.
- California v. Trump - No state has been more successful in the resistance against Trump's environmental rollbacks than California.
- Poll: Broad Support for Wolf’s Plan to Tax Gas Drillers to Pay for Infrastructure - Wolf's proposal calls for $4.5 billion in infrastructure initiatives over four years, funded by a severance tax on natural gas.
- Congressman Holds Climate Change Town Hall in Pittsburgh - Hundreds voice concerns about closing nuclear power plants, fracking and pollution.
- PFAS Contamination is Likely at Pittsburgh Airport - PFAS can make its way into water supplies. If the Allegheny County Airport Authority doesn’t investigate, some lawyers say it could find itself in legal jeopardy.
- At Rally-Like Visit, Trump Takes Credit For Shell Plant, Touts Economic Record - Trump ties jobs at the ethane cracker in Beaver County to the 2020 election, while protestors oppose both the Shell plant and Trump's environmental policies.