In this episode, we explore Pennsylvania’s big push to remove old dams and dig into why the controversy over an update to the Clean Water Act is not likely to end under the Trump administration.
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Stories in this episode
- Pennsylvania is Leading the Nation in Dam Removals- Pennsylvania has hundreds of small dams that don't provide drinking water or flood control, so the state and conservation groups have been making a big push to remove them.
- Inside the Battle Over the Clean Water Rule- It's an Obama-era regulation with a simple name and seemingly straight-forward purpose. But since its authoring, the Clean Water Rule has been embroiled in controversy.
- Don’t Worry. Pittsburgh’s Bald Eagles Are Going to be Just Fine.- Last weekend, the city’s favorite pair of eagles caught a tough break when a windstorm blew down the tree they were nesting in. But a veteran eagle watcher says there’s still plenty of time for them to get their groove on.
- Judge Denies Appeal to Halt Construction on Mariner East 2 Pipeline- Three environmental groups had appealed to a state Environmental Hearing Board to temporarily block construction on Sunoco's controversial gas pipeline.
- What Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Means for the Environment- Whether Neil Gorsuch will be friend or foe to Trump’s environmental policies is hard to predict.