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  • Making water safe from street to tap

    If a resident’s lead testing indicates 8 ppb or 12 ppb, they should not, and must not, conclude that they are “safe” from lead in water. In fact, no amount…

  • Keeping Pa. clean when EPA goes AWOL

    In-depth research by Earthworks on natural gas processing and compression facilities in southwestern Pennsylvania, including infrared videos and air testing at nearby homes, shows that these facilities pollute the air…

  • “Permitted to Pollute 2017”

    Permitted to Pollute is an unprecedented study of how state regulatory oversight of oil and gas operations, authorized by the Clean Air Act to protect air quality and public health,…

  • PNC shareholder proposal seeks workforce diversity stats

    PNC’s board of directors is recommending that shareholders vote against the resolution, saying the bank was “seriously committed to increasing gender and racial diversity in the workplace,” but that it…

  • The Region’s Top 10 Air Polluters

    The following is a list of the 10 facilities within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area that released the greatest volume of toxic chemicals into the air in 2014 and 2015…

  • Up in the Air

    This is the introduction to a series of articles that will examine air quality in southwestern Pennsylvania, from where we are today in the struggle to tame air pollution to…

  • The SDGs: How can we sustain our optimism?

    Ordinarily, an email from someone I’ve never met, asking for answers to many difficult questions, would end up pretty far down on my over-packed list of things to do. But…