In this episode, we dig into the presidential candidates’ positions on some hot-button environmental issues and explore how the risks from oil train accidents disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
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Stories in this episode
- Oil Trains Carry Bigger Risks for People of Color - Thousands of Pennsylvanians live within the evacuation zone of a potential oil train accident. But people of color and low-income communities are shouldering a larger share of the risk.
- Where Do Clinton, Sanders Stand on Fracking? - A top environmental concern for Pennsylvanians is getting some play on the national stage. But what's behind the candidates' tough talk on fracking?
- On Climate Change, John Kasich Marches to a Different Beat - John Kasich has broken ranks with other Republicans on the issue of climate change. But his views on the environment are difficult to categorize.
- What Does Bankruptcy in the Coal Industry Look Like? - As bankruptcy sweeps across the coal industry, it's often workers and retirees that stand to lose the most.
- Pennsylvania DEP Says It’s Time to Step Out of the Tech Dark Ages - No Wi-Fi. That's right—the Pennsylvania DEP still doesn't have Wi-Fi. But DEP Secretary John Quigley says one of his top priorities is to bring the agency into the 21st century.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighing In On Major Drilling Laws - A case now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could decide what the state's constitutional guarantee of clean air and clean water really means on the ground.