In this episode, our Hazardous to Your Health series wraps up with a look at Shell’s ethane cracker and air pollution. Plus, a group of volunteers works to hold on to the greenspace in their neighborhood. And, the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on the Great Lakes.
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Stories in this episode
- Trump Says Great Lakes a Local Issue. Congress Disagrees.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds projects that protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. Can it be saved?
- Shell’s Pennsylvania Chemical Plant Brings Hope for Jobs, Fear of Pollution
Shell’s ethane cracker is scheduled to begin construction later this year. Many in the region worry what impact the plant--and others that might be built in the future--will have on the region’s air.
- The Healthy Benefits of Neighborhood Greenspace
In urban neighborhoods, trees could prove to be more than just a nicety, but a necessity, when it comes to people’s health. In Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood, a group of volunteers is paying special attention to some vacant properties, mostly owned by the city.
- Sunoco Halts Drilling in Chester County Where Pipeline Construction Damaged Drinking Water Wells
Sunoco has agreed to halt drilling operations related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Chester County where several dozen residents have been without water for the past week.