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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

Biden’s climate pitch could hit turbulence from some fossil fuel-friendly unions

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, coal jobs have disappeared as utilities move to cheaper natural gas. Now some worry that ambitious climate goals — and cheaper wind and solar — mean oil and gas jobs will be the next to go. 

By Reid Frazier

Biden’s climate-focused infrastructure plan geared to curb U.S. carbon emissions

Environmental groups cheered the plan, which calls for spending on everything from renewable energy to plugging old oil and gas wells that emit methane.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: March 31, 2021 | 8:35 pm

Alerted by high COVID ‘activity,’ state health officials visited Shell’s Beaver County ethane cracker

Largest construction site in the country had over 100 cases in December; photos show mask policy not always followed.

By Reid Frazier

Chesapeake fined $1.9 million for wetland, stream violations in PA

The company’s internal audit found it diverted or filled in over 28 acres of wetlands and 2,300 feet of streams in Pennsylvania. 

By Reid Frazier

Group worries that new air pollution permit could allow Clairton coke works to pollute more

A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production

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DEP pointed feds to whistleblower complaints about Shell pipeline

“Our staff was alarmed by the whistleblower’s allegations and concerned for the safety of people living along the pathway of the Falcon Pipeline,” the DEP said in a letter to regulators and others.

By Reid Frazier

Groups want fracking waste included in Pa. health study

U. of Pittsburgh researchers slated to conduct 3-year study
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Revolution Pipeline, part of which exploded in 2018, is back in service

The Department of Environmental Protection said the pipeline’s owner has put in enough safety precautions to make the ground beneath pipeline route stable.

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DEP gives OK to public comment on fracking wastewater permits

An attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project, one of the groups that lobbied for the public comment period, said changes could be made to the permits as a result of the public comment.

By Reid Frazier

Groups oppose Pittsburgh-area fracking waste injection well

Regulators say earthquakes and pollution from well are unlikely
By Reid Frazier