Illustration of the R.E. Burger power plant by David Wilson/Belt Magazine.

What the petrochemical buildout along the Ohio River means for regional communities and beyond

The Ohio River Valley, like the rest of the U.S., stands at a crossroads of energy and industry, facing decisions about whether to turn toward a future of renewable energy and a green jobs revolution or one of shale gas and plastics.

The R.E. Burger coal-fired power plant's final day ended, appropriately enough, in a cloud of black smoke and dust.

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Trump touts drilling's potential, botches facts, at shale industry conference.

Trump Touts Drilling's Potential, Botches Facts, at Shale Industry Conference

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SEC charges 'frack master' Chris Faulkner with $80 million fraud.

SEC Charges "Frack Master" Chris Faulkner, Shale CEO and Industry Advocate, with $80 Million Fraud

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Fracking's air pollution puts infants and children at risk of developing heart, lung problems: new study.

Fracking's Air Pollution Puts Infants and Children at Risk of Developing Heart, Lung Problems: New Study

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