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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.

Latest by Reid Frazier

Allegheny County takes aim at air pollution during inversions

US Steel, other industrial companies will submit plans to lower emissions during weather ‘episodes.’

By Reid Frazier

Group sues to stop permit for new natural gas plant

Says DEP running afoul of Clean Air Act by resurrecting a ‘dead’ permit for Washington County site
By Reid Frazier

Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding

A mounting body of evidence shows that continued warming is making storms more intense. 

By Reid Frazier

Judge vacates Trump’s rollback of protections for streams, wetlands

A federal judge said the Trump rule — known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule — had “fundamental, substantive flaws” that “would risk serious environmental harm” if it were upheld, by exposing hundreds of waterways to pollution. 

By Reid Frazier

Federal pipeline agency issues warning letter to Shell for Falcon project

The agency chose not to issue a fine but ordered the company to correct the alleged problems. 

By Reid Frazier

Proposed coal mine in Allegheny County hits roadblock at township meeting

The land previously housed a coal mine, but parts of it is now zoned residential and conservation. The company wants the township to rezone it for industrial use. 

By Reid Frazier

Energy Transfer fined $140K for construction violations along Beaver County pipeline

Violations include erosion, failure to report a landslide
By Reid Frazier

DEP to require landfills to test for radioactivity from fracking waste

Leachate is tested for dozens of potential pollutants. But until now, landfills haven’t had to test it for radium, a radioactive material common in oil and gas waste.  

By Reid Frazier

Group says tighter radiation controls of drilling waste needed

The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.

By Reid Frazier

PUC seeks comment on $1 million fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

As part of the fine, the company would agree to several added safety precautions, including more inspections and additional monitoring for landslides along its route. 

By Reid Frazier