An artist discusses what trees mean to her work. Citizens stepped in to protect water from fracking waste when Ohio regulators did not. Environmentalists, religious leaders, and members of indigenous communities gathered for a water rally. Parents look for deeper answers as to whether cancer cases in their community are linked to fracking.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00):
- Citizens Stepped in to Protect Water When Ohio Did Not- Citizens used a provision in the Clean Water Act to stop frack waste from harming the Mahoning River when Ohio regulators did not act.
- Environmental, Indigenous, and Religious leaders Gather for World Peace and Prayer Day- They gathered along the Allegheny river with a Seneca water ceremony and a call to protect western Pennsylvania's water.
- Washington County parents want deeper look into fracking’s link to cancer cases- Despite the state declaring no cancer cluster, parents want answers.
- Art That Grows Awareness and Appreciation for Trees- A Pittsburgh artist hopes to reconnect people to trees through Tree Pittsburgh's new exhibit FRUITFUL.
- Groups criticize state budget slash of $10 million from environmental fund- The fund was established nearly two decades ago to support environmental programs.