Some hope a shutdown of an oil refinery can be an example of a just transition that benefits workers, community and environment. A new book tells the story of a clean energy pioneer trying to get wind power to where it’s needed most. We fact-checked President Trump’s environmental claims. The community sounds off on a clean air settlement with U.S. Steel.
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- Trump on Earth: Fact Checking Trump’s Environmental Speech- On our Trump on Earth podcast, we fact checked the presidents speech where he touted his environmental record as creating the “cleanest air” and “crystal clean” water.
- “Superpower” Book Highlights Struggle to Increase Renewable Energy on the Grid- Getting wind power from places that can generate lots of it, to places that need energy proved to be a big obstacle for one pioneer.
- Residents, workers air their responses to U.S. Steel settlement- The $2.7 million settlement is to resolve air pollution violations at the Clairton plant over the past two years.
- Calls for new leader of PJM Interconnection to focus on clean energy- Two-thirds of the power on PJM's grid which serves 65 million people come from fossil fuels. Cities and attorney generals are calling for a priority on climate change.
- Refinery’s closure sparks calls for a ‘just transition’ in Philadelphia’- Some say a just transition is not just about securing help for workers, but the shift to renewable energy can be a driver for redistributing wealth and power in society.