This week on The Allegheny Front, how purple fields of lavender could bring some economic diversity to coal country. And, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University find that the Clean Power Plan might be less important than we thought. Plus, we learn a couple of moves from a unique winter sport enthusiast. (Photo: Janet Kunicki / WVPR)
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Stories in this episode
- Opponents of Offshore Drilling Gear Up for a Fight - The Trump Administration has proposed opening up the entire East Coast to offshore exploration. But fishermen, environmentalists, realtors, and business owners in New Jersey are voicing their unified opinion that it's not worth the risk.
- Turning Barren Strip Mines into Fields of Purple - A new wave of farmers hopes the lavender industry can provide a steady source of income to support them in West Virginia.
- Do We Even Need the Clean Power Plan? - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University looked at emissions data and found that the U.S. can still meet-- or maybe even beat-- reduction targets without it.
- More Than a Week After Explosion, Gas Still Pours from Frack Well - In addition to monitoring the air, regulators have set up floating booms in nearby Captina Creek to protect it from salty brine water that’s also pouring from the well.
- Dancing Down the Slopes to the Beat of His Own Drummer - This great grandfather is keeping the lost art of ski ballet alive. And having a really good time doing it.