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Your Environment Update for June 25, 2015

The ongoing drought in California could mean a boom for farmers in Great Lakes states.

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Shell is Closer to Building Ethane Cracker Near Pittsburgh

An ethane cracker, which converts natural gas into the buildling blocks of plastic, may be coming to Pittsburgh. But some are concerned about the effects on the city's already-bad air quality.

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Fracking Health Complaints Received Little Follow-up from Health Department

An environmental group says the state is not doing all it can to investigate fracking-related health complaints in Pennsylvania.

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What Happened to 160,000 Fracking Jobs? Under Wolf, the Numbers Change

According to new numbers from the state, Pennsylvania lost 160,000 gas industry jobs overnight. But it has more to do with accounting than a slowdown in the industry.

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Your Environment Update for June 11, 2015

In this week’s Environment Update: We check out a new study from the EPA on fracking and water pollution and a bill that would allow drillers to frack with water runoff from coal mines.

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Inside the EPA's Big Study on Fracking

This month, the EPA released a much-anticipated study on fracking and water pollution. But environmentalists and industry are taking away very different things from the findings.

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Drillers Could Make Use of Coal Mine Runoff Water

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants the gas industry to frack with dirty water from abandoned coal mines instead of freshwater pulled from rivers and streams.

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DEP to Investigate Creek Near Mine Discharge for Radioactivity

The agency will seek an answer to whether Ten Mile Creek has been contaminated because of shale gas drilling. The risk to the public is unknown.

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Your Environment Update for May 28

It's tick season. And state officials are warning it could be a bad year for the Lyme-carrying variety.

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8 Facts about the Shale Gas Industry's Air Pollution

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently released data on air emissions from the shale gas industry in 2013. PublicSource looked into the data and built a series of interactive charts so you can more easily explore the information.

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