Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the environment in Pennsylvania. His work has aired on NPR and Marketplace.

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Updated: June 4, 2019 | 2:21 pm

Court document reveals Range Resources, other defendants agreed to $3 million settlement in Washington County contamination suit

A judge’s order to resolve an impasse in the case revealed details of the settlement terms. StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front discovered the document, which was publicly available at the Washington County prothonotary’s office.

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Trying to keep bats flying in the face of an epidemic

“We are just seeing massive declines,” says one researcher, trying to save bats before it’s too late.

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In Pa., an echo of the fracking boom: Prosecutors eye potential ‘environmental crimes.’ Here’s a closer look

The attorney general, and local district attorneys, are digging into the conduct of drillers and a pipeline company. Subpoena power allows them to get past non-disclosure agreements.

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‘Razorblades and feathers in my throat’: A fire at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh made a major polluter even worse

Pollution controls damaged by a Christmas Eve fire are working again. But many people in nearby communities are still feeling the effects — and worrying about their health.

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Poll: Public is split on whether state should act to prop up nuclear industry

Respondents generally support nuclear as part of the state’s energy mix. But when it comes to the government acting to help out the industry, they aren’t so sure.

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Updated: March 5, 2019 | 1:53 pm

Report: Coal Ash contamination widespread in U.S., PA

One western Pa. site has arsenic 372 times the 'safe' level
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Woman who sued natural gas driller Range Resources testifies before grand jury

Stephanie Hallowich’s settlement with Range included a non-disclosure agreement. But her lawyer said she was free to comply with the subpoena.

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Democratic Socialists are coming to Harrisburg. What does it mean for environmental policies?

The candidates want a severance tax on oil and gas, more money for the Department of Environmental Protection, and a moratorium on fracking. They may find it hard to have an impact on legislation, but hope to begin changing the conversation in the Legislature.

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In Pennsylvania, no oversight of where some pipelines can be built

As part of the “Mariner East 2: At what risk?” series, StateImpact Pennsylvania reports how the lack of siting regulations for pipelines mean they can be built close to homes, for example. “What are you going to do?” said one man who lives near where an explosion of part of a different pipeline occurred recently.

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