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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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Joe Manchin, at clean energy event in Pittsburgh, says U.S. needs permitting reform to compete

The West Virginia Democrat’s bill would benefit oil and gas pipeline projects, by making it harder for states, citizens, and environmental groups to slow them down in courts.

By Reid Frazier

In Pittsburgh, John Kerry says climate change solutions will be driven by private sector

The U.S. special envoy for climate touted the Inflation Reduction Act at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.

By Reid Frazier

New climate law has a hidden benefit for coal miners: Permanent funding for black lung

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Democrats’ large climate and health care bill, included one provision aimed at helping miners afflicted by black lung disease.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: September 1, 2022 | 1:54 pm

Pa. company wants to build second fracking waste injection well in Pittsburgh suburb

People who live near the proposed site are opposing the plans.

By Reid Frazier

Pa. sees Shell’s ethane cracker as an economic boon. But for some in Beaver County, it’s a reason to leave

Built with the biggest tax break in state history, the plant will employ 600 people permanently. But air pollution and other concerns are driving some people away.

By Reid Frazier

Greene County community has questions after fracking incident at EQT well

The Department of Environmental Protection and driller EQT are still investigating what happened. People who live nearby are calling it a ‘frac-out’ and are concerned about their water.

By Reid Frazier


In Beaver County, a mix of hope and fear over startup of Shell’s ethane cracker

The ethane cracker received the largest tax subsidy ever in Pa., employed as many as 8,500 during construction, will have 600 permanent jobs and is sparking both hope and concerns from people who live near it.

By Reid Frazier

Ask us your questions about Shell’s new ethane cracker in Pa. We’ll get answers

The plastics plant was the beneficiary of $1.65 billion in tax credits, and will produce 1.6 million tonnes of plastic a year. 

By Reid Frazier

Even moderate air pollution in Allegheny County raises ER visits for kids with asthma, study finds

Even moderate amounts of air pollution increase the number of children going to emergency rooms for asthma in Allegheny County, a new study finds. 

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