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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A view of the Delaware River, Monroe County. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Trump administration rescinds protections for streams and wetlands

Industry sought rule change, but EPA's own scientific advisers said it had "no scientific justification"
By Reid Frazier

Stakes mark a construction site for the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Huntingdon County. DEP says Sunoco has violated a new agreement to protect water from the effects of drilling during pipeline construction.

Sunoco fined $2 million for Mariner East spills in Raystown Lake

Company didn't initially report spills
By Reid Frazier

Johnie Perryman, of Clairton blames pollution from U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works for a heart condition.

The coal plant in Shamokin Dam, Pa., is a local landmark that delivered electricity to this region for more than six decades. It closed in 2014. Next to it, a brand new natural gas power plant is under construction. The Sunbury Pipeline will feed Marcellus Shale gas into that plant.

Study: Replacing coal plants with natural gas cut pollution, saved lives

Fracking pollution not included in study; could lessen health benefits, author says
By Reid Frazier

The site of an explosion of the Energy Transfer Partners Revolution Pipeline, Center Township, Beaver County.

State levels record $30M fine against pipeline company responsible for Beaver County blast

Agreement lifts permit freeze for Energy Transfer's Mariner East
By Reid Frazier

Nurdles on Ferrycraigs Beach on the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

Scotland is turning Pennsylvania shale gas into plastic. But what happens to it next?

Taxes and bans on single use plastics try to combat plastics in the oceans
By Reid Frazier


FILE PHOTO: In an Aug, 26, 2007 file photo, Robert Murray, center, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., smiles while talking to Dave Canning, left, and Mike Glassom, right, two miners in charge of drilling bore holes into the Crandall Canyon M before a news conference northwest of Huntington, Utah.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

Canon-McMillan High School in Washington County.

State to fund studies on fracking and cancers, other health effects

Two studies will take three years, $3.9 million
By Reid Frazier
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