In this episode, do you have to be a scientist to hold a top science position in the Trump administration? Plus, a new art exhibit asks whether our region will see the same environmental problems and health impacts as Louisiana when the petrochemical industry comes to town. And are PA legislators trying to balance the budget on the back of public health and the environment?
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Stories in this episode
- Scientists Need Not Apply?- The President's pick for Head Scientist at USDA is one of many examples of politics trumping science in this administration
- Dimock Saga Ends With a Settlement- Two Pennsylvania families have settled a lawsuit against a major natural gas producer, ending an almost decade-long fight over alleged water contamination in the northeast Pennsylvania town of Dimock.
- What the PA Budget Could Mean for Parks, Recycling and Industrial Cleanups- Are PA legislators trying to balance the budget on the back of public health and the environment?
- Spicer says Rolling Back Regulations Helping Economy- Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was in Pittsburgh Thursday touting his former employer’s record on jobs.
- Exhibit Brings the Hard Lessons of the Petrochemical Industry Home- What do Louisiana and western Pennsylvania have in common? For one, an industry that for better or for worse inspires art.