This week on The Allegheny Front, bed & breakfasts and outfitters are starting to fill an economic void in communities, as other industries disappear. Plus, environmentalists protest the Trump administration’s move to cancel the plan that reduces carbon emissions from power plants. And, the Department of Energy has proposed a plan to keep coal and nuclear plants from shutting down — by shifting costs to ratepayers.
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Stories in this episode
- R.I.P., CPP? Clean Energy Trend Likely To Continue Despite Trump’s Clean Power Repeal- Environmentalists protest the Trump administration's move to cancel the plan that reduces carbon emissions from power plants. But states and energy companies are moving forward with their own renewable energy plans.
- Meet WESA’s New Energy Reporter- Amy Sisk comes to Pennsylvania from another energy-rich state, North Dakota, where she often reported from coal mines, wind farms and the oil patch.
- As Neighborhood Changes, Residents Worry About Pollution from Legacy Industry- Residents are hoping their testimony at a recent hearing on a proposed operating permit for a foundry in Lawrenceville will result in increased monitoring and more transparency.
- From Coal Town to Trail Town- A 150 mile bike trail along an old rail line is helping towns that once relied on coal mines see the opportunities in another industry---tourism.
- Trump Administration Coal Plan Could Have Big Impact on Pennsylvania- The plan would impact Northeastern states the most--especially a few specific companies in the region.