This week on The Allegheny Front, betting on the future of natural gas. And Pennsylvania’s governor is positioning himself as a champion of green energy. But what has he done to make more renewable energy a reality in the state? For that matter, what will any of the candidates in the upcoming midterms do about the environment in Pennsylvania? (photo: Amy Sisk)
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Stories in this episode
- Where Midterm Candidates Stand on Environmental Issues- To find out what candidates on the ballot in Allegheny County think about climate change and the environment, we sent them a survey. Here are the key takeaways.
- Climate Change: A Crisis for Humanity, But Not Such a Big Deal in the PA Governor’s Race- They at least acknowledge that climate change is real. Wolf hasn't followed up with climate pledges from his first campaign and Wagner says there's not much the governor can do.
- Can Shale Gas Rebuild the Region’s Manufacturing Base?- Some are hoping that natural gas can create a plastics industry in the Ohio Valley. Others fear air quality and drinking water will be harmed.
- EPA head says rollbacks will keep environment clean, economy up- Wheeler says federal action isn't needed to lower carbon dioxide and that the U.S. should continue to promote coal.
- Bloomberg Awards Pittsburgh Over $2.5 Million To Address Climate Change- Bloomberg said they were looking for cities with ambitious - yet realistic - goals to address climate change. Pittsburgh wants to use 100% renewable energy by 2030.