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PennFuture lawsuit says EPA must update federal regulations for coke ovens

A coalition of environmental groups has prevailed in a federal lawsuit asserting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to regulate pollution from coke ovens around the country, including the Clairton Coke Works.

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Erie coke plant shuts down amid mounting pollution concerns

ERIE — A coke plant abruptly shut down Thursday morning amid mounting regulatory pressure over its environmental record.

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New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership in East End

For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities.

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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH—Cancer experts from around the country gathered here this week to present a body of research with a weighty conclusion: Environmental exposures remain a key factor in the region's elevated cancer rates and tackling these pollutants could significantly reduce risks for residents.

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Charles Benbrook: New study showing organic diets cut cancer risk is a big deal. Let’s treat it that way.

More than 1.7 million Americans will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and 35 percent of these cases will prove fatal.

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