This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re taking a closer look at the safety of pipelines, including the fatality rate of workers on the job building them. And, time is running out on the farm bill–a massive, 860-billion dollar piece of legislation that’s renegotiated every five years. Plus, why the Trump resistance keeps winning in court.
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Stories in this episode
- Dozens of Programs at Risk if Farm Bill Expires - The massive, 860-billion dollar piece of legislation expires on Sunday. So what does it mean for Pennsylvania farmers?
- The Dangerous Work of Building Pipelines - A new investigation into the safety of the people building America’s oil and gas pipelines reveals a high fatality rate.
- In Pennsylvania, No Oversight of Where Some Pipelines Can be Built - Approval is necessary for interstate pipelines, but not for those that don't cross state lines.
- First Responders Near Pipeline Prep for an Unlikely Event: ‘One Hell of a Boom’ - The recent pipeline explosions near Pittsburgh tested firefighters and police.
- Why the Trump Resistance Keeps Winning in Court - Critics say the Trump administration has dismantled protections while ignoring the rule of law. In many cases, the courts have agreed.