This week on The Allegheny Front, can a growing solar industry empower a region still dependent on fossil fuels? Plus, how does EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s faith shape his views on the environment? And, a surprise find in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park gives conservationists hope. (Photo: Amy Sisk)
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- ORSANCO Moves to Eliminate Its Water Quality Standards for The Ohio River - The multi-state commission that protects the Ohio River says its standards are redundant to other state and federal regulations.
- Restoration Work Leads to Big Surprise in Frick Park - When Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy staff cleared away invasive honeysuckle, they discovered a rare find - healthy, disease-free butternut trees. The species is threatened by a fatal fungal disease.
- The Making of Scott Pruitt - How does EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's faith shape his views on the environment? Our latest Trump on Earth episode digs deep into Pruitt's roots.
- For First Time, PA Sets Methane Requirements on Natural Gas Wells - Permits for new and modified natural gas wells and compressor stations will require more leak detection for methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. DEP can also now penalize those companies that don't comply.
- Voices of Energy: Hal Saville - The solar industry is a relatively new player to Pennsylvania’s energy landscape. During its infancy, making a career in it was a bit of a gamble. But Hal Saville decided to give it a go.
- Johnstown’s Comeback Could Get an Energy Boost From the Sun - Can Johnstown go solar, and bring the rest of Cambria County with it? Some say yes - with a little peer pressure.