How will the issue of fracking influence the 2020 election? We’ll hear what voters think. Why Trump keeps losing in court. A coal magnet who fought mine safety rules has filed for black lung benefits. Allegheny County improves its handling of applications for air pollution permits.
- Bob Murray, Coal Operator Who Fought Regulations and Filed for Black Lung Benefits, Has Died - Murray’s companies fought against safety rules meant to prevent the fatal disease. He ran the largest privately-owned underground coal mining company in the US.
- Trump Pounds Fracking as a Wedge Issue in Pa. Will It help? - President Trump gets fracking job numbers, and Biden's position on the industry, wrong as he makes play for rural voters. But will it work?
- Trump Keeps Losing in Court - Two experts weigh in on why Trump's cases are losing in court, and what the future may hold for environmental laws and regulations.
- Air Permitting Backlog Improving in Allegheny County, Audit Says - Actions on permit applications and renewals was better than five years ago, when some sat for up to twenty years.