This week on The Allegheny Front, there’s a ban on fracking within the city of Pittsburgh. But the gas industry is moving into some of the city’s biggest suburbs. It’s rekindling a debate about the risks and benefits of drilling. Plus, a conversation about savoring a food that has our heart….and protecting it from climate change. (Photo: David Zalubowski/AP)
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Stories in this episode
- What the Story of Chocolate Teachers us About the Loss of Biodiversity- The homogenization of the food supply not only means the loss of a more diverse way of eating, but the loss of important cultural legacies.
- For a Frosty Good Time, Try Snow Tubing- If you want to feel like a kid again, consider hopping on an inner tube and sliding down a snowy mountain.
- Pittsburgh Suburbs Decide as Fracking Comes Near: Welcome it, or Resist?- In suburban Pittsburgh, suburbanites and elected officials now have to decide what to do about fracking in their backyards.
- Mariner East 2: Texts Raise Questions About Wolf Administration Role in Permitting Process- The text messages surfaced as part of a lawsuit challenging the pipeline's permits.
- Sunoco to Resume Work, Pay $12.6 million for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Violations- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Sunoco has now demonstrated it can comply with the permit requirements, and regulators will be closely monitoring the work.
- Ohio River Compact Considers Eliminating Pollution Standards- The Ohio River is cleaner than it used to be. So what's the argument for changing the current regulatory system?