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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Bruce Mansfield power plant to shutter early

FirstEnergy moves up closure from 2021 to November
By Reid Frazier

A hearing in Clairton, Pa. to discuss a settlement for air pollution violations at US Steel's Clairton Coke Works. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

Residents, workers air their responses to US Steel settlement

The agreement doesn’t go far enough, some said. But several who work at the plant supported the agreement, saying it helps protect their jobs.

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FILE PHOTO: Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale, Pa. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Pa.

‘Trump on Earth’ podcast: So long, Clean Power Plan. What will the president’s new rule bring?

An Obama administration official says the Affordable Clean Energy Rule will be challenged in court — and the outcome of that battle could have a significant impact.

By Reid Frazier

U.S. Steel's Clairton Plant, the largest coke works in North America, in Clairton, Pa.

US Steel, Allegheny County have a draft agreement on pollution violations

Deal does not affect lawsuit over pollution from Dec. 24 fire
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Janice Blanock speaking to a crowd at a meeting about cancer cases in Canonsburg, Pa. Her son Luke died of Ewing sarcoma in 2016.

‘Something’s wrong here’: Washington County parents want Pa. to look deeper at whether fracking could be related to cancer cases

The state didn’t find ‘significantly higher’ rates of a rare cancer. But some in the community want to know whether there’s an environmental cause, be it from fracking or from something else.

By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works, near Pittsburgh.  Photo: Reid R. Frazier
Updated: June 17, 2019 | 9:49 pm

After another fire, Allegheny County issues emergency order for US Steel’s Clairton plant

Country's largest coke plant must meet pollution goals or 'cease all coke-making operations'
By Reid Frazier

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.

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Belle Vernon Municipal Authority Image: Google