Reid Frazier | StateImpact Pennsylvania

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


CNX pleads to criminal charges for misreporting air pollution in Washington County

A neighbor who complained about the company’s activities and emissions kept records that contributed to the case.

By Reid Frazier

Corroded equipment led to catastrophic 2018 fire at U.S. Steel plant, court documents reveal

A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.

By Reid Frazier

PUC approves $1.975M settlement with Energy Transfer for Pa. pipeline blast

Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record $30 million fine to the company for the blast, focusing on the pipeline’s faulty slope stabilization.

By Reid Frazier

Back online, Monessen coke plant again draws air pollution complaints

New owners restarted plant after it was idled for a year
By Reid Frazier

Proposed natural gas power plant in Washington County asks state to withdraw permits

An environmental group had challenged the company’s air quality permit.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: October 1, 2021 | 3:08 pm

US Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules

The company said the county is not “honoring its end of the bargain” struck as part of a 2019 settlement over air pollution violations.

By Reid Frazier

DEP cites Shell for ‘malodors’ outside cracker plant construction site

Shell said the odors could be associated with anti-corrosion treatments to the plant’s cooling water tower. 

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
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