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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,…

  • 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…

  • Survey: Tell PennDOT What You Think

    Every two years, the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission and PennDOT update Pennsylvania’s Twelve Year Transportation Program. The open public comment period is March 6 – April 19, 2017. During this…

  • The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

    A large body of research, however, finds no link between immigration and high crime rates, with some studies suggesting places with more immigrants actually enjoy slightly lower crime rates. Still, critics often contend that illegal immigration leads to more crime as research has generally failed…

  • Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age

    Some older adults are living in neighborhoods that may be making them sick. These communities aren’t safe, they’re not walkable, and they lack good public transportation and other resources. The fact that people may be living in these neighborhoods for decades is troubling, as the impact of poor conditions accumulates over time and leads to chronic health problems. While “aging in place” usually has positive connotations…