This week, we take an in-depth look at a first-of-its-kind wind energy project approved for construction in Lake Erie. We discuss why the biggest barrier to more wind projects on the Great Lakes is public opposition. Plus, residents in Dimock, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, will finally have clean drinking water after a fracking company pleaded no contest to polluting their private wells more than a decade ago.
- What’s stopping wind energy on the Great Lakes? - There’s no shortage of wind blowing across the Great Lakes. But why has off-shore wind on the lakes been a hard sell?
- U.S. Steel fined $458K by Allegheny County for air violations - That makes $9 million in penalties this year from the Allegheny County Health Department. Critics say U.S. Steel is paying to pollute.
- ‘Gasland’ driller will pay millions for new water system in Dimock - Cabot Oil and Gas pleaded no contest to criminal charges and will pay $16.29 million for a water system, ending a 14-year saga.