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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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Plan to reduce flooding in Greenfield has gotten a lot less green

Plan to reduce flooding in Greenfield has gotten a lot less green

The PWSA'S new plan to curb Greenfield flooding foregoes green infrastructure in favor of installing stormwater lines.
Fracking poisoned this town’s water. now frackers are being allowed back in.
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Fracking poisoned this town’s water. now frackers are being allowed back in.

Pennsylvania authorities have ended a moratorium on fracking in the town of Dimock, highlighting the contradictory nature of fossil fuel politics in the region.
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Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2016

Pa.-backed ‘blue hydrogen’ hub pitch passes first hurdle in race for $7 billion in federal funds

The Pennsylvania-blessed effort to develop a “blue hydrogen” hub in the region, which would use natural gas to make the new fuel, has secured encouragement from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is overseeing a fierce competition for $7 billion in hydrogen hub funding.

Pitt offering $300K grant to group that comes up with best carbon neutrality plan
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Pitt offering $300K grant to group that comes up with best carbon neutrality plan

Students, faculty, staff and outside organizations are encouraged to develop “an integrated, impactful, durable and feasible solution to advance carbon neutrality with lasting benefits” to the Pitt community.

From the Source: Teens fighting for a livable planet
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From the Source: Teens fighting for a livable planet

Five Pittsburgh high school students discuss environmental activism for teens — and how their peers and parents can help raise awareness.
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Flaring at a compressor station in Ohio. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2018)

US Gas leak at Equitrans well in Pennsylvania adds climate pressure

The 13-day release from an Equitrans storage well effectively erased the emissions gains from about half the EVs sold in the US last year.

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