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In this photo, from 2015 Joe Main, third from left, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Patricia Silvey, center, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations with MSHA, speak with workers at the Gibson North mine, in Princeton, Ind. Federal mining regulators in December 2017 indicated they were reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust - the cause of black lung - and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer.

‘energy, explained’ podcast: The black lung disease epidemic that ‘shouldn’t have happened’

NPR reporter Howard Berkes joins StateImpact’s Reid Frazier to discuss regulatory failures — and the human cost, including to Pennsylvania miners — of a disease that has been described as ‘suffocating while alive.’

By Scott Blanchard

A water withdrawal pool in Bradford County.

‘energy, explained’ podcast: What responsible reporting on scientific research looks like

Learning how journalists report on scientific research can help readers or listeners assess the credibility of what they read and hear.

By Amy Sisk and Susan Phillips

In this April 23, 2010 photo, a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site is seen near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But freeing it requires a powerful drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or

The Pine Creek Gorge, also known as Pennsylvania's

Trees cut on a Susquehanna County property in March 2016 to make way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. The company has said it will fight a FERC order upholding New York State's denial of a permit for the project.

‘energy, explained’ podcast: How one family lost the farm to a failed pipeline project

In the latest episode of “energy, explained,” the new podcast from StateImpact Pennsylvania, Megan Holleran tells her family’s story — complete with an unexpected twist — to StateImpact’s Susan Phillips.

By Susan Phillips and Scott Blanchard

StateImpact’s ‘energy, explained’ podcast: Episode 1 — A very controversial pipeline

Pennsylvania’s most polarizing pipeline brings the fracking boom through Philadelphia’s suburbs. The neighbors aren’t happy. We explain.

By Scott Blanchard

Introducing ‘energy, explained,’ a podcast from StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is kind of a big deal when it comes to energy. From fracking to coal to renewables to nuclear, the Keystone State has it all. A new podcast takes you behind the biggest stories.

By Scott Blanchard