The physical act of gardening has been shown to have a positive impact on health. One Pittsburgh organization is carrying on the tradition of black farmers by bringing gardening and holistic healing to a community they say could really use it.
DEP directed the company to submit details on how it plans to prevent drilling mud spills – or “inadvertent returns” – that have challenged the project in their dozens since construction began last February.
Pennsylvania’s environmental justice program was created before the state’s fracking boom began. So none of the state’s more than 10,000 shale gas wells were ever subject to it. Some environmentalists think it’s time that changes.