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Pennsylvania's Cross State Train Route Could Be Derailed

In his State Of The Union address, President Obama touted the economic benefits of having a sound infrastructure, including high speed trains. Pennsylvania faces losing its Philadelphia to Pittsburgh line if the state does not pick up the nearly six million dollar a year tab starting on October first.  The Allegheny Front's Ashley Murray rode the rails to find out what people are thinking.


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Analysis: Obama Vows to Act on Climate Change, Details Still Unclear

Energy, climate change and fuel efficiency made up about 10 percent of President Obama’s first State of the Union address this term. The Allegheny Front's Ann Murray has this analysis, along with some reaction from listeners at a Sierra Club Allegheny watch party.

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Obama's War on Coal: Political Spin Or Reality?

During this election year, pro-coal anti-Obama billboards, rallies and ads are popping up in coal states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Opponents of Obama regulations are shuttering existing coal-fired power plants and scaring off investors in future facilities. But some say coal's evolving story is a lot more complicated.

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News Analysis: Obama Pushes Many Energy Sources In State of the Union Address

Donít put all your eggs in one basket. That may have been the central energy theme of President Obamaís State of the Union address.

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Stripping Politics Out of Science

President Barack Obama promised to protect scientific research from politics. He wanted guidelines in four months.

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States and Citizens Respond to State of the Union, and Rail Funding

Ohio was one of the big winners in federal monies slated for higher speed railways.

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Obama Looks to Increase EPA Budget

President Obama has sent his budget to Capital Hill and in it he calls for increasing the EPA's share by $3 billion.

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Enviro Groups Oppose Killing Predators to Save Livestock

115 environmental organizations have a message for the incoming head of the U.S.

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