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Clairton's ongoing battle for cleaner air in the shadow of a steel giant

In Clairton, Pennsylvania, a fierce debate rages over the environmental impact of the nation's largest coke plant, highlighting a clash between public health concerns and industrial interests.

Kiley Bense reports for Inside Climate News.

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U.S. Steel seeks a home for $3 billion plant. How does Pittsburgh feel?
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U.S. Steel seeks a home for $3 billion plant. How does Pittsburgh feel?

After U.S. Steel's announcement, PublicSource checked in with local stakeholders to get their reaction.
Pennsylvania: Proposed coal mine in the Mon Valley hits roadblock at township meeting
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Pennsylvania: Proposed coal mine in the Mon Valley hits roadblock at township meeting

The Forward Township planning commission unanimously rejected a challenge to rezone the site of a proposed coal mine to allow for mining.
Large underground mine plan in Allegheny County has been in the works for years. Now, it gets a public debut
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Large underground mine plan in Allegheny County has been in the works for years. Now, it gets a public debut

An Australian company’s plan to build a large underground coal mine in Allegheny County is getting its first public debut on Wednesday. Coronado...
Pittsburgh’s air quality in 2021 on pace to have one of worst years in recent history
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Pittsburgh’s air quality in 2021 on pace to have one of worst years in recent history

Poor conditions regarding air quality in Pittsburgh like pollution from out-of-state wildfires, fireworks, and record-breaking exceedances of certain gases are pushing 2021 to be the worst years in recent memory.

Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel
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Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel

PennEnvironment and Clean Air Council want a federal judge to find that U.S. Steel violated the Clean Air Act thousands of times after the 2018 Christmas Eve fire at the Clairton Coke Works.
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