This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re going all in on energy: how we make it, with either Chinese or American-made solar panels, and how we move it, with natural gas pipelines built through our region’s unique topography. Photo (above): A view of pipelines from up high. Credit: Renee Rosensteel.
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Stories in this episode
- Environmentalists Want More Action From Tom Wolf. More Talk Would be Nice, Too - “I don’t think he has an environmental win where he can proudly say, ‘Yes, I committed to doing this. I pushed it through the legislature, and now the environment is now better protected.’”
- Are Pipelines to Blame for Decline in Ancient Salamanders? - Eastern hellbender salamanders need clean streams with high water quality and silt-free stream beds to find their prey and avoid predators. Pipeline construction isn't making that easy.
- How Pipelines are Changing the Dynamics of PA Forests - A new study finds gas pipelines and access roads carve up more forest land and have a bigger impact on wildlife habitat than the drilling well pads themselves.
- Activist Groups Want More Time to Review Shell Pipeline Permits - The request comes a few weeks after the state shut down another pipeline project due to repeated permit violations, including more than 60 spills along its route.
- What Does Trump’s Tariff on Solar Panels Mean for Pennsylvania? - Pennsylvania’s solar industry will feel the effects of the Trump administration’s move to place a tariff on foreign-built solar panels, but will it stop solar installations in the state?