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Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Julie Grant got her start in public radio at age 19 while at Miami University in Ohio. After studying land ethics in graduate school at Kent State University, Julie covered environmental issues in the Great Lakes region for Michigan Radio’s Environment Report and North Country Public Radio in New York. She’s won many awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award in New York, and was named “Best Reporter” in Ohio by the Society of Professional Journalists. Her stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition , The Splendid Table and Studio 360. Julie loves covering agricultural issues for the Allegheny Front—exploring what we eat, who produces it and how it’s related to the natural environment.

Latest by Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Abandoned mine pollution long-term cleanup will get money from federal spending bill

The issue stems from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law, which provided $11.3 billion dollars for states to clean up abandoned mine lands.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Ohio bill to spur fracking in state parks and forests heads to governor’s office

Lawmakers added the amendment to this unrelated bill in response to requests by the oil and gas industry.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

DEP hears concerns over evaporator at western Pa. landfill that processes fracking waste

DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Supreme Court pushes U.S. closer to ‘climate cliff,’ say Pennsylvania environmental leaders

In 2020, the total emissions of Pennsylvania’s top 10 power plants are equivalent to eight million cars on the road for a year, according to a recent report by PennEnvironment.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

As Shell’s ethane cracker nears startup, people are surveying the Ohio River for plastic nurdles

Environmental groups and researchers want to establish a baseline for the small pieces of plastic, so they can tell if nurdles are getting into the river from the massive plant.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front