This week on The Allegheny Front, the battle to stop an invasive insect from spreading is on. Plus, Scott Pruitt is out as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, but will his replacement be any different? And we visit a summertime celebration where you can really feel the earth between your toes. (Photo: Andy Kubis).
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- Goodbye Scott Pruitt, Hello Andrew Wheeler - Pruitt seemed to defy the laws of gravity at the EPA, maintaining his job through more than a dozen scandals. But now he's out. What happens next?
- Can Pennsylvania Stop This Invasive Threat to Trees and Plants? - The spotted lanternfly has spread to 13 southeastern counties. The rush is on to kill it.
- International Mud Day: A Messy Celebration of the Earth - Mud can make you happy and healthy. So what are you waiting for? Go play in it.
- Three Pittsburgh Parks Vying to be Added to National Register of Historic Places - Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985. But efforts are underway to get three more parks listed by 2020: Frick Park, Highland Park, and Riverview Park.
- Rex Energy Pays $159K to Woodlands Families to Settle Water Claims - Families in Butler County sued the fracking company when their well water had a strong smell and a bad taste after drilling began. Their water is still bad.