This week on The Allegheny Front, doctors who say the evidence to end fracking is mounting. And, how manganese in the air got into the bodies of kids in East Liverpool, Ohio, and what the government is doing about it. Plus, for our podcast, Trump on Earth, we examine the decisions being made in D.C. that impact the 49th state — and the rest of us.
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Stories in this episode
- Ohio River Town Reacts to EPA Settlement to Reduce Manganese in the Air - Residents reaction to a consent decree with a Pittsburgh-based company is mixed, despite a study that linked higher manganese in kids from East Liverpool with lower IQ.
- Coal Country Students Look to Renewable Energy to Keep the Lights on at School - These kids have ambitions to change the future of energy in the coalfields.
- Alaska: Open for Business - More than 60 percent of Alaska is owned by the federal government. So if any state is going to feel the impacts by environmental decisions made in DC, this is the one.
- The Health Risks of Fracking from A to Z - A group of physicians has compiled every scientific study and credible report they can find about the public health risks of fracking. One of their conclusions: No amount of regulation makes fracking safe.
- Groups Oppose Another Coal Mining Permit in Greene County State Park - Environmental groups argue that longwall mining, the technique Consol would use to mine beneath the stream, can cause ground beneath streams to fall in.