Thousands of residents were allowed to return to their homes after an evacuation order was lifted following the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. We discuss what we know about air and water issues in the aftermath of the crash. We also have reactions to a government report that finds many conventional oil and gas drillers in Pennsylvania aren’t following regulations. Plus, lead from bullets is showing up in birds of prey that eat animals shot by hunters and farmers. We’ll hear about solutions to the problem.
We also have news about an intent to sue Shell over air quality violations at its new ethane cracker, and an order from USEPA to a scrap metal recycler to limit emissions.
- Pa. drillers abandoned thousands of natural gas wells in 5 years, ignored state law, report says - The state found the conventional oil and gas industry abandoned 3,000 wells, violating state law and leaving taxpayers on the hook for cleanup.
- Pittsburgh advocates say a train derailment like the one in Ohio could be catastrophic in the city - Critics say ailing infrastructure, population density and lack of information about what's being carried on trains put Pittsburgh neighborhoods at risk.
- Residents allowed back home near Ohio train derailment after air declared safe - Residents were evacuated because of a 50-car train derailment that happened late Friday night near the Pennsylvania border.
- Pittsburgh-area auto shredder to reduce pollution, fumes and dust after EPA order - Metalico must limit its hours of operations and its emissions, after years of complaints about smell, smoke and pollution.
- Groups file legal notice of intent to sue Shell for air violations at Beaver ethane cracker - Two environmental groups say Shell continues to violate its air permit. The company has reported excess air pollution levels and visible emissions.