Last year, we found that Pittsburgh Public Schools like Minadeo in Squirrel Hill did not recycle, and that cardboard, bottles and cans – that were actually sorted inside the school – were being thrown in the dumpsters outside and hauled away to landfills with the general trash.
Residents of a Fayette County town are taking the owner of a coal waste dump to court. They say the site is polluting their streams and their air.
The Pittsburgh Public School District generates thousands of tons of recyclable waste every year, but environmentalist David Hughes suspects only a small portion of that actually gets recycled.
The Obama administration is set to renew its push to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
There are new details about a troubled Fayette County coal waste dump. State environmental regulators are stepping in to stop planned blasting on the property, blasting that could have caused landslides or cave-ins.
Environmentalists call it “fly ash;” the power industry calls it “scrubber waste.” Regardless, residents of one Fayette County town say it’s covering their yards and streets and causing serious health problems.