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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.

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Natural gas leak in western Pa., thought to have been stopped, is leaking again

The company reported “a preliminary, conservative estimate” that the well was losing 100 million cubic feet a day.

By Reid Frazier

CNX fined $200K for natural gas-related spills in Greene County

CNX delayed reporting and cleanup, the Department of Environmental Protection said.

By Reid Frazier

Natural gas leak in western Pa. stopped after 11 days

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a highly potent greenhouse gas, 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over short time periods.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: November 15, 2022 | 1:47 pm

Shell’s ethane cracker, a mammoth plastics plant near Pittsburgh, begins operations

Construction of the plant was Pennsylvania’s largest industrial project since World War II, according to Gov. Tom Wolf.

By Reid Frazier

EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pa. environmental justice areas

Funding came partly from Inflation Reduction Act
By Reid Frazier

In Pa. Senate race, Fetterman and Oz change views on fracking, trying to match voters

Most people don’t want fracking banned, but do support regulation. Politicians, especially Democrats in Pa., may have to walk a tricky line.

By Reid Frazier

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta urged Pennsylvania health department to drop out of fracking public health forum, letter shows

The forum, which took place Oct. 5, was to inform the public on the status of the studies–one into the relationship between fracking and childhood cancers and the other into its relationship with health impacts like poor birth outcomes and asthma.

By Reid Frazier

DEP fines Shell $670K for erosion, spills during Falcon pipeline construction

Shell’s ethane cracker is scheduled to open soon and begin processing ethane into plastic pellets.

By Reid Frazier

An ethane cracker in western Pa. will soon start up. We answered your questions about it

Reader questions helped focus our attention on the new reality of western Pennsylvania as a petrochemicals hub.

By Reid Frazier

Public briefed on fracking health studies, despite no-show from Pitt, DOH

Studies will focus on childhood cancer, asthma and birth outcomes
By Reid Frazier