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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Residents Ask: Do Coal Ash Changes Go Far Enough?

For decades residents in Beaver County have lived next to a sprawling lagoon called Little Blue — the largest coal ash impoundment in the nation — which has leached chemicals into their groundwater and wells.

12/22/2014

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The Search For Answers As Failed Dye Tests Leave Homeowners High And Dry

Every time it rains, raw sewage overflows into our rivers and streams – and the federal government is mandating a multi-billion dollar fix to our sewer systems.

08/26/2014

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Corbett, Coal Interests Rally Before EPA Hearings

More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are rallying in Pittsburgh to oppose new proposed pollution regulations.

07/30/2014

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You Need To Eat This: Free Ice Cream

Who wants some free ice cream?

07/29/2014

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EPA Carbon Pollution Proposal Hearing Announced

Pittsburgh will host one of four national public hearings on the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon dioxide pollution from electric power plants.

06/02/2014

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Dumping Summer Blend Gas By 2015 May Be Unrealistic

Before you pull into your neighborhood gas station anxious to see a dramatic drop in prices because the state is dumping summer blend RVP gasoline, there is something you should know.

05/08/2014

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KD Investigates: Sewer Fixes Could Bankrupt Homeowners

It’s a requirement aimed at cleaning up our waterway, but for some homeowners, like Dale Redpath, it could mean bankruptcy.

12/18/2013

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Kayakers Rally For New Clean Water Standards

Kayakers in support of new environmental standards for Pittsburgh’s rivers gathered at Point State Park Saturday.

08/24/2013

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Federal Cuts Could Affect Pa. Programs

The Obama administration says automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week would mean less money for Pennsylvania’s schools, military, environmental protection, and drug treatment.

02/24/2013

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EPA Report On Fracking Won’t Address Contamination Stats

An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups.

01/06/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

Preservation Project Looks For Donations

The Allegheny Land Trust hopes to designate 150 acres as permanent green space and make 30 acres available for redevelopment, and they’re looking for donations from the public.

09/26/2012

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Fungicide Found In Orange Juice

Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.

01/12/2012

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