In this episode, we check out how the recreation economy could help revitalize small towns on the Ohio River and explore a push by activists to get a solar farm at the old Shenango Coke Works site.
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Stories in this episode
- Could the Former Shenango Coke Works Site Become a Solar Farm? - Is putting a big solar array on the former coke plant site just a pipe dream? Maybe not. The utility that owns it actually has a robust recent history of investing in renewables.
- Three New Developments to Watch Along the Ohio River - From Shell's multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker to a new whitewater rafting park in Morgantown, there's a lot of new activity coming to the Upper Ohio River.
- Shell Proposes Bargain to Meet Pollution Targets for its Ethane Cracker - Is cutting more of one kind of pollution in exchange for less of another a fair trade? That's what Shell is asking the DEP to consider to meet pollution requirements for its new petrochemical plant.
- Oil and Gas Development Could Pose a Risk to Struggling Pennsylvania Bats - A coalition of oil and gas companies is seeking a 50-year permit that would allow the killing or disturbing of five bat species across Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Inside the EPA’s New Powers to Ban Toxic Chemicals - An overhaul of the country's chemical safety law gives the Environmental Protection Agency new authority to ban hazardous compounds like asbestos.
- EPA Changes Tone, Says Fracking Can Impact Drinking Water - The EPA's landmark study of fracking's impact on drinking water has been embroiled in a seesaw battle of semantics. Here's what the agency is saying in its final report.