Climate change will bring longer, hotter heat waves to Pennsylvania. Some are worried how those living without air conditioning will survive. With President Trump pulling out of the global climate agreement, there’s a new push to get cities and states to pick up the slack. And they might also have to pick up the tab.
After a landmark 2015 EPA report concluded that fracking posed no significant threat to drinking water supplies, many considered the issue settled. But new documents have emerged showing EPA downplayed the risks.
A gas executive's remark that his company targets poor communities has raised questions about whether Pennsylvania's approach to environmental justice is adequate to protect rural citizens impacted by fracking.