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Amidst a controversial international sale, U.S. Steel falls behind in cleaner steelmaking

U.S. Steel’s proposed sale to Nippon Steel stokes concerns over labor rights and national security, all while the company continues to break clean air laws in Western Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH — On a windy, rainy afternoon in early April, bundled-up protesters gathered in front of U.S. Steel’s corporate headquarters downtown ahead of a shareholder vote on the sale of the company to Japanese-owned Nippon Steel.

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Pennsylvania’s governor proposes a state-specific plan for carbon emissions

Pennsylvania’s governor proposes a state-specific plan for carbon emissions

Pennsylvania's Governor Shapiro introduces a state-focused cap-and-invest strategy to reduce power plant emissions.

Jon Hurdle reports for Inside Climate News.

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Pennsylvania's fracking industry faces stricter emission monitoring

Pennsylvania now mandates more rigorous emission tracking for its fracking industry, aiming to curb methane and other pollutants.

Jake Bolster reports for Inside Climate News.

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Legal loophole in gas industry impacts Pennsylvania residents' health

Legal loophole in gas industry impacts Pennsylvania residents' health

A loophole in natural gas industry regulations is causing health concerns for Pennsylvania residents living near fracking areas, with unchecked methane emissions and other pollutants from midstream activities compromising local air quality.

Jon Hurdle reports for Yale Environment 360.

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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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The Pittsburgh Foundation, known for its environmentalism, shares a lobbying firm with the oil and gas industry

The activist group F Minus recently revealed what its executive director called an obvious “conflict.” The firm, Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, has represented the foundation and 16 fossil fuel-related companies, including one of the largest frackers in Pennsylvania.
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Controversial solar project near Gettysburg loses in court again

The ruling said the project in Mount Joy Township did not meet local zoning standards. It could impact future solar court cases in Pennsylvania.
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