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 A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formula for calculating the amount of pollutants released by flares at refineries and chemical plants nationwide shows that those emissions are four times higher than previously thought.
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formula for calculating the amount of pollutants released by flares at refineries and chemical plants nationwide shows that those emissions are four times higher than previously thought.

Flares emit more pollutants than previously thought, EPA updates find

Pollution emissions from flares at refineries and chemical plants are higher than previously thought, according to new federal formula.


 Ahmaree Osborne, 5, and his mother, Ashona Osborne. Ms. Osborne works an irregular work schedule at an Arby’s restaurant.

Irregular work schedules: efficient for employers, but tough for workers

Uncertainty can exact its own cost as the push for higher wages continues.



Tussle over direction of Pa. ride share legislation

State senators are working on competing bills that could be rolled into one.



 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at a campaign stop in Iowa earlier this month.

How will a woman running for president in 2016 be portrayed?

To keep an eye on political discourse, the Center for American Women and Politics has launched the Presidential Gender Watch 2016 project.



Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Corporate speak bears only a slight resemblance to English

Shareholders often must sift through corporate writing replete with cliches.



WorkZone: Listening skills will soon be at a premium

University of Virginia professor Ed Hess champions knowing how to relate to customers.


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DEP believes Wolf's appointments to oil and gas advisory board are legal

An industry trade group had urged voting members to vote down revisions to the bylaws expanding membership.



PUC amends calculation for new fees on supply companies

The commission plans to charge natural gas and electric suppliers for the additional administrative costs of regulating them.


 

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People on the move: 4/26/2015

Maher Duessel; Allegheny Conference on Community Development; The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force


 


 




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