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Lawmaker calls on state to again reject application to draw water from Big Sewickley Creek for fracking

A lawmaker is once again asking Pennsylvania’s top environmental official to turn down a plan by PennEnergy Resources to draw millions of gallons of water a day from Big Sewickley Creek and one of its…


Springdale power plant shuts down, demolition work to begin

Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale is shutting down today after more than 50 years of operation. It was the the last coal-fired electric power plant in Allegheny County. …


Why I’m Obsessed With My Local Buy Nothing Group — and You Should Be, Too

The Buy Nothing Project started in Washington in 2013 by friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller as a way to reduce plastics in the environment. Since then, it has exploded internationally with over 7,000 Buy…


U.S. Steel hit with $859K in fines by Allegheny County Health Department

U.S. Steel on Thursday was hit with more than $800,000 worth of fines by the Allegheny County Health Department for alleged pollution and permit violations at the Clairton Coke Works last year. …


Lake Powell Pipeline hits ‘an important milestone’ with roll out of environmental study

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a draft environmental impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline project Monday and encourages the public to submit comments on…


Fossil Free: 1000+ Divestment Commitments

See a full list of 1000+ Divestment commitments. Fossil Free is a global project sponsored by, demanding our local communities and institutions commit to: 1)A fast + just transition to 100% renewable energy for all 2) No new fossil fuel projects anywhere; and 3) Not a penny more for dirty energy. 


Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh focuses on natural gas market, not just Trump’s visit

The realities of natural gas drilling in a low-price market will be among the themes at this week’s Shale Insight 2019, the annual conference in downtown Pittsburgh where President Trump is scheduled to appear Wednesday….


The Gulf of Maine is warming, and its whales are disappearing

Waters off the coast of Maine are warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans. That’s forcing whales northward in pursuit of prey, threatening some of their already dwindling populations….