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.