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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- 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.
- 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.
- Study Shows Area the Size of Delaware Affected By Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - An area roughly the size of Delaware has been mined for coal in Appalachia using mountaintop removal, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from Duke University and nonprofit organizations SkyTruth and Appalachian Voices developed an open-source mapping tool drawing on satellite imagery. The new data show the amount of land disturbed by mountaintop removal mining […]
- 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.