Transmission lines are key to more renewable energy, but some don’t want them on their land. Students take to the streets for a climate strike. We get reaction to Pa.’s new Climate Action Plan. Volunteers clean up tons of trash along Pittsburgh’s hillsides.
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- How a determined crew of DumpBusters clears a ton of trash from a Pittsburgh hillside - Volunteers spent just three hours clearing more than a ton of trash at one of the dozens of illegal dumpsites in Allegheny County slated for cleanup by Allegheny Cleanways.
- U.S. Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules - The new regulations target 'rotten egg' gas the plant has emitted dozens of times since 2020.
- Pa. community’s fight against electric lines shows tensions with a clean energy future - A rural community's opposition to a plan to build transmission lines could be the fight that's coming as more renewable energy is added to the grid.
- PennEast cancels pipeline project — months after winning its case at the U.S. Supreme Court - The Supreme Court ruled that the PennEast pipeline could cross state-controlled land in New Jersey. But the company said NJ didn't give it the needed permits.
- DEP cites Shell for ‘malodors’ outside cracker plant construction site - Residents said they smelled a sweet maple syrup odor for several days. DEP and Shell are still investigating the cause.
- Young People Take to the Streets of Pittsburgh, Demanding Climate Action - Local students called for the region to get out of coal, gas and petrochemicals. The event was part of a worldwide student climate strike.
- Pa. Won’t Hit Climate Goals Without Increasing Efforts Now, Report Says - The new Climate Action Plan aims to avoid the worst effects of climate change on public health and safety, infrastructure, agriculture and recreation.