Environment


State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.

about 22 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett

Corbett, other Republican governors oppose proposed greenhouse gas controls

The standards proposed would cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels and set individual goals for states.

2 days ago


 SCI-Fayette County, a state maximum security prison, is located just below the large,  fly-ash dump in LaBelle, Fayette County.

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

“The number of cancer deaths, reported cancers and undiagnosed tumors raise an alarm,” says one of the authors of the report.

2 weeks ago


 Data submitted by oil and gas operators on the amount of drilling cuttings and fracking fluid sent to Pittsburgh-area landfills don’t match up to reporting required of landfills. The DEP has opened an investigation into drillers’ under-reporting of the landfill waste.

Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Shale drillers are under-reporting how much waste they send to landfills. The DEP has launched an investigation to standardize reporting.

2 weeks ago


State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminated drinking water in Westmoreland County

Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.

3 weeks ago


 Meg Cheever, CEO of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, talks Thursday about the project at Beacon Street.

Green infrastructure gaining ground in Schenley Park

A six-acre meadow could absorb as much as 600,000 gallons of water each year, part of a trend in keeping rain out of municipal pipes.

3 weeks ago


 To extinguish the fire and eliminate the smoke on the left side of this image, the DEP's contractor will pour several million gallons of water and 200 gallons of firefighting foam.

Mine fire near airport will be extinguished

Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.

4 weeks ago


State Health Department changes shale gas complaint procedures

Critics say the state Health Department’s changes to track health complaints about Marcellus Shale drilling don’t go far enough.

4 weeks ago



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