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Pipeline Paths Remain a Risky Mystery Beneath Our Feet

Everyone wants to know where all the new Marcellus Shale gas pipelines are or will be. But pipeline companies aren’t required to share that information with the public.

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Industry Deals With Dangers Of Fracking Sand

The disease silicosis dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, but it continues to kill workers today. Oil and gas is the latest industry to face its threat.

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Your Environment Update for September 3, 2015

A new Penn State University study finds that only about half of all drilling jobs in Pennsylvania go to local residents.

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Your Environment Update for August 27, 2015

Weeks after the release of a new plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants, a new poll shows Pennsylvanians overwhelming back the idea.

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Your Environment Update for August 13, 2015

In this week's environment update, we check in on Pittsburgh's new efforts to boost recycling and see how the Allegheny County Health Department is taking precautions during an intense mosquito season.

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Your Environment Update for July 23, 2015

The state's largest venemous snake is making a comeback in Pennsylvania.

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Wolf Open to Compromise on Gas Severance Tax

It was a deal breaker. But Governor Tom Wolf says he's now willing to compromise on a new drilling tax in order to help move stalled budget negotiations.

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Your Environment Update for July 16, 2015

The story of environmentalist and Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson is already legendary. But now it's getting a new treatment: an opera.

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Parents Protest Fracking Near Schools

A plan to drill near a Butler county school has drawn protests from parents. 

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Project Would Bring 400,000 Tons of Drilling Waste to Pa.’s ‘Grand Canyon’

A new plan could bring 400,000 tons of natural gas drilling waste to an area near Pine Creek Gorge in Tioga County.

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