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Annual gas production falls in Pa. for first time since the fracking boom

Drillers produced 7.5 trillion cubic feet of gas in 2022, down from 7.6 trillion cubic feet in 2021.

By Rachel McDevitt

U.S. Steel reaches tentative settlement with Allegheny County, groups over air pollution following 2018 fire

The groups had sought $42 million for 102-day pollution control outage that sent emissions soaring.

By Reid Frazier

Pittsburgh-area auto shredder to reduce pollution, fumes and dust after EPA order

The shredder has been a nuisance for those living nearby, said Angelo Taranto, of Allegheny County Citizens for Clean Air Now, or ACCAN, which has been advocating for the site to be cleaned up for years. 

By Reid Frazier

Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds

There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.

By Susan Phillips

Western Pa. contractor fined for illegal dumping of oil and gas waste

Hauler used pipeline cuttings as fill in Fayette County
By Reid Frazier

Shell air pollution soars during startup of Beaver County cracker plant

Releases spiked in September as a result of flaring
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

Back online, Monessen coke plant again draws air pollution complaints

New owners restarted plant after it was idled for a year
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