At least 945 toxic waste sites across the country face escalating risks from rising seas, more intense inland flooding, voracious forest fires and other climate-fueled disasters, according to a new study from a congressional watchdog agency.
The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration's insufficient response to a health crisis they blame on pollution from the shale gas industry.
Environmental and public health advocacy groups expressed alarm Friday after the Trump administration moved to increase the allowable level in U.S. waterways of atrazine, a common herbicide linked to hermaphroditic amphibians and birth defects, cancer, and other harmful health effects in humans.
Health and environmental scientists who specialize in the potential impacts of oil and gas production will discuss their work on Tuesday at the annual Shale & Public Health conference, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey believes that presidents should not be allowed to unilaterally ban fracking — and in the wake of Democratic promises to do just that, recently introduced a Senate resolution emphasizing that point.
Community members raised concerns Thursday about whether its residents will benefit from the economic boom that corporate and government leaders say will come after the construction of Shell's ethane cracker plant is complete.