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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


Southwestern Pa. network takes on ‘unnecessary’ environmental risks for cancer

The network of physicians, researchers, activists and cancer survivors says research shows rates for six types of cancer that have strong links to toxic chemicals are elevated in seven Southwestern Pennsylvania counties compared with national rates.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel

The groups want a court-appointed outside monitor to oversee environmental compliance at U.S. Steel.  

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Injection wells exist to hold fracking wastewater — but the water can move. Here’s how

If the chemical-laced water reaches the surface, it can cause problems. One expert says it would be hard to totally prevent that from happening.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pa. sends a lot of fracking waste to Ohio. People there want more say in where injection wells go

Landowners aren’t the only ones frustrated by the lack of local control regarding the siting of injection wells.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front


An Ohio couple eyed retirement and their racehorses. Then a natural gas power plant moved in, and it all changed

Some see the plant as a hope for the region’s economic future. But it’s affecting neighbors in ways that led one to say, ‘You can’t live like that.’

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Updated: November 13, 2020 | 2:52 pm

DEP: Revolution Pipeline can’t go into service until stability issues are fixed

Pipeline company says agency hasn't approved all of its requests for stabilization work
By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Scientists know more about how COVID-19 spreads. So is it safe to bring your reusable bags back to the grocery store?

In the early days of the pandemic, many plastic bag bans were put on hold. As the months have passed, there’s now a push to reinstate them.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front


Study: Shale gas development has brought economic benefits, but also premature deaths

Carnegie Mellon University study focused on Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia
By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front
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