Amy Sisk

Amy Sisk reports for StateImpact Pennsylvania and WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR member station. She comes to Pennsylvania from another energy-rich state, North Dakota, where she told stories from coal mines, wind farms and the Bakken oil patch for Inside Energy and Prairie Public Broadcasting. Amy's stories often air on NPR, including those from the eight months she spent following the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. A reporting trip to the Bakken during its boom years sparked her interest in energy. Ever since, she's covered the industry -- from the way it is regulated to its influence on policy to its impact on people and the environment.

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Sarah Olexsak manages transportation electrification for Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Light.

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Democratic state lawmakers held a hearing on the Clairton Coke Works fire and subsequent air quality issues Thursday, drawing a large crowd of steelworkers and Mon Valley residents to the Clairton Municipal Building.

A view of the PJM  control room.

Sarah Olexsak manages transportation electrification for Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Light.

A gas well pad in the Tiadaghton State Forest.

Residents pack a Franklin Park borough council meeting Wednesday night in anticipation of a vote on whether to allow natural gas drilling under a park.

A water withdrawal pool in Bradford County.

‘energy, explained’ podcast: What responsible reporting on scientific research looks like

Learning how journalists report on scientific research can help readers or listeners assess the credibility of what they read and hear.

By Amy Sisk and Susan Phillips

A Peoples Gas vehicle is equipped with an advanced leak detection system to find places where methane is escaping from pipelines.

Gov. Tom Wolf announces targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.
Updated: January 8, 2019 | 8:11 pm

Wolf sets goal for Pa. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Asked about petrochemical industry emissions, the governor said he thinks Pennsylvania can have energy efficiency, environmental protection and a good economy.

By Amy Sisk
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