Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the environment in Pennsylvania. His work has aired on NPR and Marketplace.

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A Range Resources well site in Washington County in 2018.
Updated: June 4, 2019 | 2:21 pm

Court document reveals Range Resources, other defendants agreed to $3 million settlement in Washington County contamination suit

A judge’s order to resolve an impasse in the case revealed details of the settlement terms. StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front discovered the document, which was publicly available at the Washington County prothonotary’s office.

By Reid Frazier

Belle Vernon Municipal Authority Image: Google

Little brown bat with very little infection.

Trying to keep bats flying in the face of an epidemic

“We are just seeing massive declines,” says one researcher, trying to save bats before it’s too late.

By Reid Frazier

The site of an explosion of the Energy Transfer Partners Revolution Pipeline, Center Township, Beaver County.

DEP orders Energy Transfer to restore streams it ‘illegally eliminated’ in Western Pa.

Agency says company filled in thousands of feet of streambed, altered stream length for 120 waterways
By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Range Resources corporate logo

Range Resources turned down in request to see reporters’ documents, communications with sources

Judge rules natural gas company's request would break law on protecting confidential sources
By Reid Frazier

An oil and gas well in Forward Township, Allegheny County. Photo: Reid R. Frazier
Updated: May 7, 2019 | 9:47 am

EQT fined $330K for erosion violations in Allegheny County

Driller blames record rainfall for problems at sites
By Reid Frazier

The Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. is slated to close in 2021.

In this 2015 file photo, people demonstrate against fracking at Gov. Tom Wolf's inauguration. Eight people were arrested, but charges were later dismissed.

In Pa., an echo of the fracking boom: Prosecutors eye potential ‘environmental crimes.’ Here’s a closer look

The attorney general, and local district attorneys, are digging into the conduct of drillers and a pipeline company. Subpoena power allows them to get past non-disclosure agreements.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Groups sue U.S. Steel, alleging potentially ‘thousands’ of Clean Air Act violations

The lawsuit alleges that the company’s decision to flare coke oven gas, instead of stopping the coke-making process or putting the plant on hot idle, put public health at risk.

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