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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Natural gas wells in Springville Township, Pa.

A shale gas drilling rig in Washington, Pa.

Oil workers and their families live in a variety of makeshift homes in the Fox Run RV Park outside Williston, North Dakota, pictured here in 2015.

Listen: How housing in the Bakken shale play evolved with the oil boom

North Dakota and Pennsylvania share a history of what happened when oil and gas workers rolled in. Here’s how it played out in the Bakken oil patch.

By Amy Sisk

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) appeared with Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin (left) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at West End-Elliott Overlook Park on Sunday.

The Allegheny Land Trust manages the Audubon Greenway northwest of Pittsburgh. The organization first acquired a piece of the land in 2003 and has since added to it with a combination of public and private dollars.

Scott Brady, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks Friday at a press conference about an indictment against Russian military officials accused of trying to hack into the computer systems of a nuclear power company near Pittsburgh, as well as anti-doping agencies around the globe.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks Friday at a conference hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance in Pittsburgh.

Zinke talks LNG exports, pipeline constraints, offshore wind in PA visit

Energy production could help U.S. national security, interior secretary said
By Amy Sisk

Protesters blocked pipeline construction equipment on the property of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, an order of Catholic nuns, in Lancaster County last year.

People testify before the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transporation Wednesday in Pittsburgh on a proposed rule to set weaker vehicle emission standards.

On a tour of the energy facilities in Salem Township, Forbes Road Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Rosatti stops at a Mariner East 2 construction site. The Slickville Volunteer Fire Department would have jurisdiction over an incident here, but the Forbes Road department -- just six miles south -- would provide mutual aid, Rosatti said.

First responders near pipeline prep for an unlikely event: ‘One hell of a boom’

As part of the “Mariner East 2: At what risk?” series, StateImpact Pennsylvania reports how firefighters are trained to respond to a pipeline explosion, though shutting the line down would be the company’s responsibility. Energy Transfer Partners says most of Mariner East 2’s valves can be controlled remotely.

By Amy Sisk
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