LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter discusses air pollution from U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works

PITTSBURGH—EHN's Pittsburgh reporter Kristina Marusic joined Allegheny Front's Kara Holsopple to talk about U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works, one of the biggest emitters of air pollution in Pennsylvania.

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Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution

MONACA, PA —The massive ethane cracker plant in Beaver County is bringing thousands of jobs to Western Pennsylvania.
But Action News Investigates has learned it may also bring thousands of tons of air pollutants to a region that already has some of the nation's dirtiest air.


Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to end up in the hospital from air pollution

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After a decade of research, here’s what scientists know about the health impacts of fracking

Fracking has been linked to preterm births, high-risk pregnancies, asthma, migraine headaches, fatigue, nasal and sinus symptoms, and skin disorders over the last 10 years, according to a new study.

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Clairton resident David Meckel carried his frustration in a glass jar to the Allegheny County Board of Health's meeting Downtown on Wednesday.

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Penn Township fracking decision upheld in court

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled development of four Penn Township fracking sites can continue, stymieing a local advocacy group's attempt to stop the projects.

Work stopped on pipeline that exploded in Beaver County, after Pa. regulators find environmental violations

After a pipeline burst blamed on a landslide, environmental regulators found Energy Transfer is not doing enough to control erosion.

This is what indigenous resistance to fracking looks like in Pennsylvania

Editor's note: This is a follow-up to yesterday's story, Fracking conference and opposing tribal rally highlight competing visions for Western Pennsylvania's future, which offers an in-depth explanation of the issues discussed below.

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Fracking conference and opposing tribal rally highlight competing visions for Western Pennsylvania’s future

PITTSBURGH—As acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler and natural gas industry representatives descend on Pittsburgh for the annual Shale Insight Convention this week, tribal leaders are rallying against the continued expansion of fracking operations and a proposed ethane cracker that would reshape the local economy and landscape.

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Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, prompts evacuation

Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom and seeing an orange glow fill the sky.

State Rep.-elect Summer Lee rallies with environmentalists for cleaner air

At a rally in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Lee says “clean air is a basic human right."

Trump lifts steel quota Toomey said could hurt Shell’s ethane cracker

The action will allow pipes made with Brazilian steel, held up in U.S. customs, to head for the western Pennsylvania construction site.

PennEnergy offers $600M for bankrupt shale driller Rex Energy

Moon-based PennEnergy has agreed to pay $600.5 million for Rex, a State College-based shale driller that filed for bankruptcy protection in May.


Toomey: Shell project could be delayed by Trump tariffs

Construction on Shell Chemicals' $6 billion ethane cracker plant could be delayed and hundreds of workers could be laid off if the federal government doesn't soon make a decision on granting exemptions to President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel, according to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

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