PITTSBURGH—At a time of year when people are desperate to get outside to beat the winter blues, residents here with asthma and other respiratory illnesses have been repeatedly told the air outdoors threatens their health.
A raft of bills on pipeline safety may have a better chance of becoming law in Pennsylvania after Gov. Tom Wolf formally backed some of them in a statement that strongly criticized Sunoco's construction of the Mariner East pipelines.
Dominion Energy officials on Tuesday announced their intent to reduce methane emissions from their natural-gas infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade, the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road for a year, or planting 180 million trees.
CLAIRTON, PENNSYLVANIA – While historic Green New Deal legislation was being introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) 230 miles to the South in Washington, D.C, dozens of men dressed in matching orange jackets with metallic reflector strips and orange pants waited patiently to slowly cram into the Clairton Municipal building.
CNX Resources Corp. said a problem with the casing in its compromised Utica Shale well in Westmoreland County was the likely root of high pressure gas that flooded nearby shallower wells two weeks ago.
U.S. Steel representatives told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday that operations will not be business as usual following a fire at Clairton Coke Works that heightened concerns over the region's air quality.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority will spend nearly $50 million this year to replace thousands of old lead water lines under a settlement the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved Feb. 7.
Steelworkers and residents near U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works packed a hearing Thursday afternoon that Democratic state lawmakers convened over recent air quality problems stemming from a December fire at the facility near Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Erie Coke to address a number of ongoing violations of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act at its plant at the foot of East Avenue.
A sulfur dioxide level in excess of the federal health standard was recorded Monday evening in Braddock, near U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel Mill, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.