EQT seeks independent carbon impact certification of Marcellus gas

Most of EQT's Marcellus output will undergo an independent assessment of its environmental impact as the largest US natural gas producer recalibrates how shale is marketed amid the global energy transition away from fossil fuels.

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Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here's a proposal to bring them back

Two new Pennsylvania bills designed to support solar jobs and the renewable energy industry could help the state's economic recovery after the pandemic, advocates say.
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Energy

The Delaware River Basin paradox: Why fracking is so hard to quit

In late February, the Delaware River Basin Commission made a historic announcement: It banned hydraulic fracturing in the basin, a 13,539-square-mile area that supplies some 17 million people with drinking water.

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Energy

CNX Resources' new philanthropy is beefier, hyperlocal and focused on the return

Its corporate giving goals reflect the company's unique approach to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy. While other oil and gas companies have made commitments, or at least nods, to decreasing carbon emissions to net-zero, CNX has made no such pledge.

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Toxics

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators to get a $5 million lift in Western Pennsylvania

Audubon administers portions of national conservation grants benefiting bees and butterflies.

Pittsburgh

Wildfire Near Tidioute Spreads to Allegheny National Forest, Burns Over 100 Acres

A wildfire that started northeast of Tidioute spread to the Allegheny National Forest, burning over 100 acres Thursday, according to the US Department of Forestry.

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Pittsburgh

Allegheny Land Trust finalizes purchase of Girty's Woods in Reserve, shielding 155-acre forest from development

A 155-acre tract of land in Reserve will be protected from development and preserved as natural habitat thanks to a robust capital campaign that raised more than $700,000.

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Toxics

Allegheny County Councilor Hallam introduces bill to ban fracking in most county parks

The city of Pittsburgh has long had a moratorium against natural gas drilling, aka fracking, on the books since 2005, but that hasn't been true for Allegheny County as a whole.

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Toxics

Pennsylvania DEP finds PFAS in one-third of public water systems

A proposed state regulation is expected this year that would set health limits for some of the chemicals, which have been linked to serious illnesses.
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Pittsburgh

Carbon stored in Elizabeth Township forest will help pay for its preservation

Allegheny Land Trust is the first land trust in the country to use urban forest carbon credits to save a woodland from development.
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Climate

Climate change march fights for climate justice and youth representation

More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment.

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Pittsburgh

US Steel fined (again) for pollution at Clairton Coke Works. 'This is nothing new.'

The debate over air quality in the Mon Valley flared this week as the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) called on U.S. Steel to once again improve pollution-creating conditions at Clairton Coke Works.

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Pittsburgh

Clearing the air: An Earth Day progress report

Hard work and a pandemic boosted the Pittsburgh region's air quality—but the job isn't over.

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Climate

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto: Cities are critical to the fight against climate change

Thirty days after President Joe Biden's inauguration, we celebrate the United States' re-entry into the Paris Agreement, an important victory for the country and the world.

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Energy

A Pennsylvania county went from bust to boom times with natural gas. Now, it’s nearly broke

Despite receiving millions in payouts from the natural gas industry to compensate counties like Greene that host natural gas wells, it is struggling to balance its more than $40 million budget.

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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

Fractura Hidráulica: Sustancias químicas nocivas e incógnitas persiguen a los habitantes de Pensilvania rodeados de fracturación

Hicimos pruebas a familias en el país de la fracturación para detectar sustancias químicas nocivas y revelamos exposiciones inexplicables, niños enfermos y la "vida de ensueño" de una familia afectada.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

Fractura Hidráulica: página de preguntas frecuentes

Encontramos exposiciones alarmantes a la probable contaminación por la fracturación hidráulica. Pero esto es sólo el principio de la historia.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

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