It’s back to the drawing board for the EPA in its efforts to prevent cross-state air pollution.
A new ordinance in Pittsburgh has made it easier than ever to bring a piece of the farm into the city.
In this week’s Environment Update: A new study finds a link between fracking and low birth weights in Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh joins the bike share nation; and we take a look at how Pittsburgh’s air pollution is affecting cyclists—even off the road.
More than 70 speakers signed up to speak at the Department of Environmental Protection hearing in Washington, Pa. It was the first of three hearings scheduled for the latest round of proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s drilling regulations.
Governor Tom Wolf’s pick to head the state Department of Environmental Protection is defending the administration’s recent decision to disband an advisory committee that oversees oil and gas regulations.
The biggest headline grabber from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal is a new severance tax on the oil and gas industry, with much of the revenue going to schools. Leaders in state’s environmental community say they’re pleased with other pieces of the budget plan as well.
A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia this week, causing a fire that lasted for days. At least 125 residents were evacuated from their homes, one person was injured from smoke inhalation. The CSX train was hauling 3 million gallons of crude oil from the Bakkan shale in North Dakota.