Changes could be coming to how pollution is regulated on the Ohio River. Fracking for natural gas is now a well-established industry, but the business model might not be as stable as it seems. A possible state bailout for nuclear energy. Plus, a winter sport that takes skill, grace and a little rebellion.
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- Ohio River Compact Considers Vote to Eliminate Its Pollution Standards - UPDATE: ORSANCO commissioners have decided against a move to eliminate its water pollution standards. Instead, the agency will consider alternative proposals and go out for more public comment.
- Author: Fracking Industry isn’t as Financially Strong as it Seems - Author of "Saudi America" found the industry moves an “astonishing” amount of money, but calls it financially weak.
- Lawmakers Seek Support for Nuclear Bailout Bill - As two plants are set to close prematurely, lawmakers want to amend the state's Energy Portfolio Standard to include nuclear energy.
- 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.
- Southwestern Pennsylvania Counties On Code Orange Air Quality Alert - The poor air quality is attributed to warmer temperatures and a lack of wind, which prevents the particles from blowing away.