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Updated: October 16, 2019 | 5:53 pm

Chemical Safety Board says PES refinery explosion ‘did not have to happen’

The report by the Chemical Safety Board shows for the first time that some amount of the dangerous hydrofluoric acid was released to the atmosphere
By Susan Phillips


Gov. Wolf plans to have Pennsylvania join a regional effort to cut carbon emissions

Wolf bypassed legislature with executive order that starts process to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
By Susan Phillips

Shale gas off-ramp: Pa.’s fracking boom produces a glut of ethane that’s helping fuel plastics production overseas

The path of a global supply chain often begins on land in western Pennsylvania and winds up half a world away, as the plastics industry increasingly relies on dirt-cheap American shale gas to feed its chemical plants and the globe’s growing hunger for plastics.

By Reid Frazier



Bucks, Montgomery counties will get $5 million to study health effects of PFAS

The counties are among the seven sites chosen to participate in the study, which nationally will recruit at least 2,000 children and 6,000 adults who were exposed to PFAS-contaminated drinking water.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Updated: September 13, 2019 | 11:43 am

What we learned from StateImpact Pennsylvania’s forum in Philadelphia on climate change adaptation, resilience, and social equity

Panelists discussed how climate change is affecting vulnerable communities, and talked about potential solutions.

By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback

Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an “assault” on clean water.
By Katie Meyer

StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Reid Frazier: Why I’m following Pa.’s Marcellus shale gas to Scotland

Dispatches from Scotland: Reporter Reid Frazier takes you behind the scenes of his trip to Scotland “to look at where America’s shale gas is going, and what happens to it once it gets there.”

By Reid Frazier
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