Some kids with asthma in a Mon Valley town are having a harder time breathing. Their doctor is blaming a nearby U.S. Steel facility where pollution controls were compromised by a fire. What’s ahead for the efforts to tackle climate change in Pennsylvania and can we really achieve zero carbon? One suburb says ‘no’ to fracking under a park. And, what’s the impact of Ryan Zinke’s tenure as Interior Secretary?
Listen to this episode (29:00):
- Zinke’s Out. What’s the Damage to Public Lands?- The head of the National Wildlife Federation says "the wheels are in motion to have damage in the most pristine wilderness areas in the world for decades to come."
- Can We Get To Zero Carbon?- StateImpact reporters discuss this critically important question and the upcoming event that will tackle the technological and policy solutions to get there.
- Climate Change in Pennsylvania: A Look Back at 2018 and Ahead at 2019- Among the issues for 2019: propping up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear industry, a source of carbon-free energy.
- Pittsburgh Suburb Says No To Drilling Under Park- Franklin Park is the latest example of a Pittsburgh suburb grappling with shale gas development.
- Students report breathing problems after US Steel fire- The December fire damaged equipment that removes sulfur dioxide, a lung irritant that can exacerbate asthma.