Editorial: Make electronics disposal cheap and easy

Making disposal of something potentially dangerous both cheap and easy makes doing it the wrong way less attractive, which is good for the planet, the state and the people.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board: An innovative coal project

Consol's plan is to build a 300-megawatt plant near its Pennsylvania Mining Complex in Greene and Washington counties, the largest underground mining complex in North America.

Nearly $1M in state grants will address mine drainage, stormwater in Westmoreland

The Turtle Creek Watershed stretches across 147 square miles, straddling Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. With the support of a state grant, the 50-year-old watershed association plans to assess the many areas where abandoned mine discharges pollute the creek and its tributaries, to help qualify for additional funds to clean up the waterways.

PWSA donates $250K to nonprofit as part of lead violation settlement

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is following through on a settlement it reached in July to resolve violations of Pennsylvania's Safe Drinking Water Act.

Megan McDonough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman should stand with East Pittsburgh against fracking

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has leaned heavily on his working-class Mon Valley roots to raise his national profile, becoming a cable news star during the aftermath of the presidential election. But while he is soaking up the national spotlight, environmental injustice threatens the former Braddock mayor's hometown, leaving many residents asking: Will he show up and stand with the community?

Big bang at steel mill blamed on heavy snow

What sounded like an explosion rumbled through neighborhoods near the U.S. Steel Corp.'s Edgar Thomson mill in Braddock Friday morning.

'The fossil fuel industry is terrified': Gas company sues to destroy small town's Rights of Nature law

In a clear signal of how the fossil fuel industry feels about efforts to enact Rights of Nature protections that safeguard communities and the environment from the impacts of coal, gas, and oil development, an energy company has—yet again—filed a federal lawsuit challenging a local law in Grant Township, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s drilling impact fee sinks to record low amid pandemic losses

Pennsylvania's drilling impact fee will hit a record low this year after the pandemic zapped energy demand.

DEP deals blow to fracking plan at U.S. Steel mill near Pittsburgh

The agency says it will suspend reviewing environmental permits for the controversial well after it lost its local zoning permit.

Fears surround LNG export terminal on the Delaware River

What scares people the most is transporting flammable LNG 200 miles along the I-95 corridor through densely populated areas to the planned export terminal.

The Rice entourage is building on oil and gas experience, and money, to develop clean tech

"We're kind of like a cool case study—not that we're cool—but an interesting case study in folks that cut their teeth on the traditional E&P (exploration and production) side and we're starting to create our own transition to this clean energy future," Mr. Rice said.

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.

Active COVID-19 cases at cracker plant exceed 100

Active COVID-19 cases at Beaver County’s ethane cracker plant now exceed 100 as post-Thanksgiving testing increases at the construction site.

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.

Military plane dumps fuel over Westmoreland County en route to emergency stop at Pittsburgh airport

A Pennsylvania Air National Guard refueling plane forced to make an emergency return to Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday morning dumped fuel over the Jeannette-Penn Township-North Huntingdon and Manor areas, according to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety and state Air National Guard.

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