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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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

Gasoline prices have topped $3 for most of this summer across Pennsylvania. That may change this fall.

Crews demonstrate Pennsylvania's one-call program Friday at a Columbia Gas training facility in Beaver County.

Early in the morning, Duquesne Light crews prepare their trucks for the day ahead installing new transformers, poles and auto-switches to reroute power around outages.

As more storms roll in, how will power companies keep the lights on?

Significant power outages have increased across the state. The Public Utility Commission warns that utilities might not be prepared to handle frequent severe weather.

By Amy Sisk

An abandoned well from the early 1900's spews oil into the Tamarack Swamp.

Anaïs Peterson, 20, used to play soccer at this field in Indiana Township that's close to the site of a new natural gas well pad. She's organizing a march in Pittsburgh focused on climate change, and is calling for officials to stop the expansion of fracking in Allegheny County, among other requests.

How young activists hope to make climate change a political priority

Young activists are organizing rallies on climate change throughout the county. The organizers in Pittsburgh want to mobilize people their own age who are passionate about the environment to turn out at the polls.

By Amy Sisk
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