This week on The Allegheny Front, a Catholic nun whose spirituality is reflected in the stars, and rooted in the earth. Plus, how environmental and gas industry lobbyists work it at the state capitol. And, are emissions standards for vehicles outdated?
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Stories in this episode
- Filmmakers and Activists Not Backing Down from Fracking Industry’s Threats- Companies involved in plans to install a fracking wastewater treatment plant at the headwaters of the Allegheny River have sent cease-and-desist letters to journalists, community organizers, and the Seneca Nation who oppose it.
- Poll Shows Most PA Voters Say Climate Change Causing Problems Now- According to a Franklin & Marshall College/StateImpact Pennsylvania poll released Thursday, more than two-thirds of voters say the state should be doing more to address it.
- The Nun With a “Green Habit”- A life of serving the poor, teaching and making sure no one uses more than one paper towel.
- Could Some Counties Scrap the Annual Vehicle Emissions Test?- Millions of Pennsylvania drivers make an annual trip to their local auto shop to test their vehicles' emissions. Two decades after this ritual began, some are questioning its necessity.
- Lobbyists, Lawmakers Entwined in Complex Relationship: Is it Influence Peddling, or Essential?- The gas industry spent $5.2 million last year in lobbying lawmakers. Environmental groups together spent about $300,000. What is their money buying them?