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In federal court, plaintiffs say US Steel fire, pollution control outage was a ‘complete failure’ 

The plaintiffs are asking a judge to find the company guilty of committing over 12,000 violations of the Clean Air Act, and to order US Steel to ensure the plant will never again go without air pollution controls.

By Reid Frazier

Hearing officer blocks Allegheny County’s new coke oven regulations for US Steel

A clean-air group criticized the county for limiting its own ability to regulate the company.

By Reid Frazier

Corroded equipment led to catastrophic 2018 fire at U.S. Steel plant, court documents reveal

A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.

By Reid Frazier

Where is RGGI now? Pennsylvania could join the emissions-reduction program soon, but obstacles remain

Get to know the cap-and-trade program that’s created controversy in Pennsylvania.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: October 1, 2021 | 3:08 pm

US Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules

The company said the county is not “honoring its end of the bargain” struck as part of a 2019 settlement over air pollution violations.

By Reid Frazier

Allegheny County takes aim at air pollution during inversions

US Steel, other industrial companies will submit plans to lower emissions during weather ‘episodes.’

By Reid Frazier

Southwestern Pa. network takes on ‘unnecessary’ environmental risks for cancer

The network of physicians, researchers, activists and cancer survivors says research shows rates for six types of cancer that have strong links to toxic chemicals are elevated in seven Southwestern Pennsylvania counties compared with national rates.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel

The groups want a court-appointed outside monitor to oversee environmental compliance at U.S. Steel.  

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

New study links increase in asthma hospital visits to 2018 fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant

The Christmas Eve fire destroyed the pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works, knocking them offline for three months.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

US Steel cancellation leaves Western Pa. with questions over steel’s future 

The steel industry accounts for around 8 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions. One industry observer says companies see that countries may soon enact policies to cut carbon and deal with climate change.

By Reid Frazier
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