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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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Shell expected to face lawsuit over air pollution violations at Beaver County ethane cracker

The Environmental Integrity Project and Clean Air Council sent a notice of intent to sue Thursday to get the company to comply with state and federal air rules.

By Reid Frazier

In Pa., heat pumps could be a climate change solution. But contractors and customers would need to buy in

Natural gas heats most homes in Pennsylvania. Heat-pump technology could help reduce one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases in America: home heating.

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Pa. natural gas plant explosion under investigation in Washington County

A Christmas-morning explosion at an Energy Transfer plant caused a fire but didn’t injure anyone.

By Reid Frazier

Groups, residents want EPA to protect Pittsburgh region from ‘unacceptably high’ levels of benzene pollution from U.S. Steel

A known carcinogen threatens ‘imminent danger’ to residents, groups argue
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Western Pa. contractor fined for illegal dumping of oil and gas waste

Hauler used pipeline cuttings as fill in Fayette County
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Shell air pollution soars during startup of Beaver County cracker plant

Releases spiked in September as a result of flaring
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DEP says leaks, spill damage continue at storage site where gas leaked for weeks 

The DEP said the November leak allowed the release of 1.29 billion cubic feet of natural gas, which contains the potent greenhouse gas methane. 

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US Steel fined $458K by Allegheny County

The fines were for violations outlined by the county in a letter sent to the company about the Clairton plant, the largest coke plant in North America.

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Natural gas leak in western Pa., thought to have been stopped, is leaking again

The company reported “a preliminary, conservative estimate” that the well was losing 100 million cubic feet a day.

By Reid Frazier

CNX fined $200K for natural gas-related spills in Greene County

CNX delayed reporting and cleanup, the Department of Environmental Protection said.

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