In this episode, we explore new health concerns over gas compressor stations and check out how Pennsylvania’s handling of the gas boom compares with other states.
Listen to this episode (29:00)
Stories in this episode
- Compressor Stations Open Up New Front in Fracking Debate - Residents who thought they lived far outside drilling country are increasingly discovering the boom in pipeline construction is bringing the fracking debate to their doorsteps.
- How Does Pennsylvania’s Handling of the Gas Boom Compare to Other States? - A new report is shedding light on how states can better manage the social and economic impacts of fracking—including how to protect workers against boom-and-bust cycles.
- State Says Pittsburgh Must Do More to Get the Lead Out - After tests showed lead levels exceeding federal limits, the state is requiring Pittsburgh to replace its old lead water pipes. But just how much that will cost and how long it will take is anybody's guess.
- Environmental Justice in the Fracking Era - A gas executive's remark that his company targets poor communities has raised questions about whether Pennsylvania's approach to environmental justice is adequate to protect rural citizens impacted by fracking.
- State Senate Approves Bill Weakening Drilling Regulations - Proof that the battle over Pennsylvania's new drilling regulations is as volatile as ever, this week the Senate approved measures barring environmental regulators from implementing key parts of the new rules.
- The Three Rivers’ Lone Sailor - Pittsburgh's boating community is banging like never before. There's even a sailboat culture. His name is John Norton.