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PITTSBURGH — Waste from fracking wells that used PFAS – commonly known as “forever chemicals”– has been dumped at dozens of sites across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia — all of which could face contamination of soil, groundwater and drinking water as a result.

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Nonprofit organizations MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition released the new Healthy Pregnancy Guideto help parents-to-be navigate the challenges of making healthier living choices for babies and the planet.

A proposed LNG project spanning the state would export natural gas, but could harm land, wildlife & subsistence harvests.
A pipeline to connect gas projects in NSW has been declared critical state significant infrastructure, which opponents fear will fast-track approval and limit debate.