In this episode, we explore whether the state is doing enough to help citizens with fracking-related water issues and check out how Shell’s new chemical plant could roll back the region’s recent gains on air quality.
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Stories in this episode
- New Novel Explores How Class Shapes the Debate Over Fracking
Novelist Jennifer Haigh has written about the legacy of the energy industry in Pennsylvania for more than a decade. Now she's back with a new book that explores the promise and perils of fracking.
- Fireflies Put on a Brilliant Show in Allegheny National Forest
Fireflies are known to flash in sync in just a few places on earth. But scientists have recently discovered that one of those places is the Allegheny National Forest.
- Is Pennsylvania Failing Citizens on Fracking-Related Water Issues?
According to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, hundreds of rural Pennsylvanians are enduring contaminated well water they blame on fracking. And getting help from state regulators often proves a frustrating fight.
- New Chemical Plant Promises Jobs, But Could Turn Back the Clock on Air Quality
To meet pollution requirements for its new petrochemical plant, Shell plans to buy emissions credits from power plants that have been closed for years. And yes, that's legal.
- Remembering Naturalist Chuck Tague
Our remembrance of naturalist and longtime Allegheny Front contributor Chuck Tague, who passed away last Friday.