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Pittsburgh's primary showcases progressive stance on fracking

Pittsburgh's primary showcases progressive stance on fracking

In Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district, Rep. Summer Lee's campaign gains momentum with robust backing from environmental groups amid a primary battle that underscores the region's shifting priorities toward sustainable practices.

Keerti Gopal and Kiley Bense report for Inside Climate News.

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Youngstown has a long industrial history and is still home to numerous sources of industrial pollution, including a steel plant and other metal fabricators, a concrete plant, and a hazardous waste processing facility. (Credit: Kristina Marusic for EHN)

Listen: Why communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are fighting chemical recycling plants

EHN reporter Kristina Marusic discusses her new three-part series on the controversies surrounding chemical recycling.

PITTSBURGH — EHN reporter Kristina Marusic recently spoke with The Allegheny Front about three communities in the Ohio River Valley that are fighting proposed chemical recycling plants.

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Vandergrift-area, Pittsburgh companies get millions in federal funding for clean energy expansion

Two companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania will get millions of dollars in federal funding to expand the manufacturing of clean energy technologies in the region.

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Pa. natural gas volumes fall for first time since boom

Drillers produced 7.5 trillion cubic feet of gas in 2022, down from 7.6 trillion cubic feet in 2021.
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Tour of fracking sites connects activists from Appalachia and the Gulf Coast

An art collective brought together Appalachian and Gulf Coast residents to compare notes and build solidarity.
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EHN reporter discusses new proposed fracking regulations in Pennsylvania on "Living on Earth"

Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro directed regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania to draft new regulations that would improve the disclosure of the chemicals used during fracking.

PITTSBURGH — Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic joined NPR's "Living on Earth" to discuss whether newly proposed fracking regulations in Pennsylvania could improve transparency about the chemicals used by the industry.

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PA Solar Center: Guidebook on large-scale solar energy facilities for landowners is now available

PA Solar Center: Guidebook on large-scale solar energy facilities for landowners is now available

The Pennsylvania Solar Center and Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services announced the release of their free Guidebook For Leasing Land For Large-Scale Solar Development to help Pennsylvania landowners – particularly those with large parcels of land – navigate the process of leasing their land for large-scale solar development.