Top News for Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania

It's been 12 years since fracking reshaped the American energy landscape and much of the Pennsylvania countryside.

Keep reading... Show less

This is part 4 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less

This is part 1 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less

This is part 2 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less

This is part 3 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less

Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic gives the story behind "Fractured," an investigation of fracking pollution in western Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less

Over the course of two years, EHN enlisted the help of scientific advisors to develop a study protocol, obtain approval from an Independent Review Board, ensure that we used proper collection protocol, and analyze and interpret the data for a scientific study on human exposure to chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania.

Keep reading... Show less
The formal ban came a month after a federal judge set an October trial date to hear a challenge to the drilling moratorium.

Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study.

Keep reading... Show less
Some Republican lawmakers criticized the agency. Its leader said it’s understaffed.
The incidents include a 200-gallon spill at sites along Snitz Creek.
Some Republican lawmakers criticized the agency. Its leader said it’s understaffed.

The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded $582,000 to the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association to install natural drainage with rain gardens and bioswales in two Wilkinsburg parking lots. Underground stormwater storage tanks will also be installed.

Some advocates look to so-called “regenerative agriculture” as a big part of mitigating the effects of climate change. For farmers, it might just be good business.
Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing a plan to prop up the pandemic economy by taxing natural gas drilling, but that proposal faces an uphill battle in the legislature.

A University of Pittsburgh panel that weighed fossil fuel divestment has delivered to school trustees for their review on Friday a report with options that stop short of completely eliminating those holdings in the near future, as activists have sought.

The Triboro communities are the next locales for SUN to offer a solar co-op to make buying residential rooftop solar panels easier and less expensive.
Pennsylvania’s ties to the natural gas industry on one hand with climate goals on the other threaten future progress.
Abandoned oil and natural gas wells are a lingering environmental issue.