This week on The Allegheny Front, Native American burial sites, gas wells and private property rights. And satellite imagery shows just how much land in Appalachia has been disturbed by mountaintop removal mining. Plus, we know about a great hot dog stand. But you have to take a river tube to get to it. (Photo: Delaware River Tubing)
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- Legal Loophole Exposes Native American, Historical Sites to Drilling - A 2012 study found the fracking boom has damaged or destroyed dozens of sites in Washington County.
- Asbestos is Still Killing People. Why Hasn’t Our Government Banned It? - Many people think asbestos is a product and problem of the past. But there's a third wave of the disease linked to up to 15,000 deaths a year.
- There’s This Really Good Hot Dog Stand. In the Middle of a River. - The Famous River Hot Dog Man has been serving tubers coming down the Delaware River for more than 30 years.
- Study Shows Area the Size of Delaware Affected By Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - “As far as we know, this is really the first time that there’s been this yearly dataset for central Appalachia,” said Andrew Pericak, a research analyst at Duke University and lead author of the new study. LISTEN: Study Shows Area the Size of Delaware Affected By Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining “The purpose of creating this data set is […]
- Trump Administration Rolls Back Coal Ash Rules Aimed at Groundwater Protection - The loosening of federal rules comes despite data showing coal ash ponds are leaking in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.