This week on The Allegheny Front, coal miners keep their faith in the Trump administration. Plus, a Pennsylvania family who leased their land for gas drilling wonders if their water was contaminated by fracking. And, some say humans are creating a distinct geologic epoch. A new museum exhibit looks at what that means for the future of the planet.
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Stories in this episode
- This Age of Humans That We’re Living in? It Has a Name: Anthropocene - Some say humans are creating a distinct geologic epoch. A new museum exhibit looks at what that means for the future of the planet.
- Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water - A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests.
- Academia vs Industry: A Battle Plays Out at the EPA - A new policy at the Environmental Protection Agency rankles many in the scientific community.
- Buoyed by Trump, Some Miners Are Sticking with Coal - Trump promised to bring back the coal industry. So some coal miners are sticking with the industry, instead of looking for a new career.