One chemical plant emits a super-pollutant that does more climate damage than every car in the city

A chemical plant in Louisville that makes a raw material for everything from Teflon to lubricants used on the International Space Station also appears to do more damage to the climate than all of this city's passenger vehicles.

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Activists petition EPA to enforce water standards for Ohio River

Activists recently petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the Ohio River. The petition calls for federally mandated numeric water quality standards.

Activists call on new EPA to regulate Ohio River pollution

The Sierra Club is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to create nutrient pollution standards for the Ohio River, on which five million residents rely for drinking water.

State awards low-interest loan to reduce sewage overflows to Mon and Ohio rivers

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has been awarded a $7.75 million state grant to lessen sewage overflows into local rivers.

Hussey Copper fined, put on probation for knowingly polluting Ohio River

The company pleaded to violating the Clean Water Act by discharging oil, copper and other pollutants into the river and then lying about it.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Forcing the PWSA to clean up its act

Pittsburgh needs more than compliance from its water authority. It needs a reason to trust again.

Hussey Copper facing Clean Water Act violations

A local copper manufacturing company knowingly discharged excess pollutants, including oil and copper, into the Ohio River over a five-year period, a new lawsuit alleges.

Hussey Copper charged with polluting Ohio River

Hussey Copper in Leetsdale has been charged in federal court with violating the Clean Water Act by discharging oil, copper and other pollutants into the Ohio River.


Drilling permits cancelled for underground natural gas storage project

Ohio environmental regulators have canceled key permits needed for an underground natural gas liquids storage facility proposed along the Ohio River. 

Transparency, environmental concerns surround proposal to barge oil and gas waste on the Ohio River

A proposal to repurpose a docking facility near Marietta, Ohio, to allow for the barging of oil and gas drilling waste on the Ohio River is drawing concern from environmental groups and local residents.

River Alliance charts coordinated path for the Ohio watershed

The Ohio River Basin Alliance has several goals for the 15-state watershed like being a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.

Workers repair corrosion problem at Beaver Valley nuclear reactor

The corrosion issue — found and repaired while the reactor was shut down for refueling — won’t delay a restart of the plant along the Ohio River in Beaver County.

Why some financial analysts are questioning viability of Appalachian plastics hub

They cite factors like reduced demand for natural gas due to a warmer winter and decreased prices for plastic.

Market headwinds buffet Appalachia's future as a center for petrochemicals

A proposed $5.7 billion ethane plant in Belmont County, Ohio, was seen as a likely casualty even before coronavirus cratered oil prices and collapsed the economy.

Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future

A new bill would impose a three-year moratorium on new plant construction in parts of Appalachia and the Gulf Coast.
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