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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PJM Interconnection headquarters in Audubon, Pennsylvania

PJM: There is no grid emergency (at least for the next five years)

The nation’s largest electric grid studied whether its reliance on natural gas could threaten the system. The answer: Not now, but a perfect storm of events could cause problems.

By Reid Frazier

The scene of a gas explosion that destroyed a house in Greene County on Oct. 31.

The site of the Revolution Pipeline explosion that occurred in September 2018.

DEP orders ETP to fix Revolution Pipeline erosion problems

Orders call for the company to cease some earth disturbance activity
By Reid Frazier

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh.

EPA head says rollbacks will keep environment clean, economy up

Wheeler: Fed action not needed to lower CO2
By Reid Frazier

Elizabeth Fiedler, a candidate for state representative in Philadelphia, speaking at a fundraiser for DSA candidates in Pittsburgh.

Democratic Socialists are coming to Harrisburg. What does it mean for environmental policies?

The candidates want a severance tax on oil and gas, more money for the Department of Environmental Protection, and a moratorium on fracking. They may find it hard to have an impact on legislation, but hope to begin changing the conversation in the Legislature.

By Reid Frazier

Angela Billanti of Plum speaks against a proposed underground injection well in her borough. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

Disposal well near Pittsburgh gets a hearing

Well would inject 25 million gallons of fracking waste a year into depleted natural gas well
By Reid Frazier

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

In Pennsylvania, no oversight of where some pipelines can be built

As part of the “Mariner East 2: At what risk?” series, StateImpact Pennsylvania reports how the lack of siting regulations for pipelines mean they can be built close to homes, for example. “What are you going to do?” said one man who lives near where an explosion of part of a different pipeline occurred recently.

By Reid Frazier

A natural gas pipeline explosion on Monday in Beaver County destroyed one home and also damaged power line towers such as this one.

Pipeline explosion: Part of line shut down during investigation

Heavy rain suspected of playing a role, as it did during earlier problems with the pipeline
By Reid Frazier

A sign marking the right of way for the Mariner East pipeline in Lebanon County.
Updated: September 10, 2018 | 8:09 pm

Natural gas pipeline blast in Beaver County prompts evacuation

An Energy Transfer Partners pipeline exploded this morning, destroying one home, no injuries reported
By Susan Phillips and Reid Frazier

A 'mock' well pad in Tiadaghton State Forest, where the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is testing restoration techniques.

Bringing the forest back after shale gas

Pennsylvania is trying to figure out how to regrow forests after fracking
By Reid Frazier
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