Scott Blanchard, Editor

Scott Blanchard helps lead the PA Post team in its pursuit of contextual, deep-dive, accountability journalism. He is editor of StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public media collaboration among WITF, WHYY, WESA and The Allegheny Front that covers the state’s energy economy. Before joining StateImpact, Blanchard was enterprise editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record, where he led the newsroom’s investigative and projects reporting. He was a 2013 Ochberg Fellow, receiving training at Columbia University in PTSD science, self-help and peer support. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors. A Rockville, Md., native, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.

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Curious or concerned about an energy issue? Ask us — and see what we’ve already answered

A reader asked how first responders are supposed to know what to do if a pipeline leaks or ruptures. Another reader wondered whether companies have to take old unused lines out of the ground. StateImpact Pennsylvania reporters checked out both questions.

By Scott Blanchard