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Marie Cusick / StateImpact Pennsylvania

As the Harrisburg reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania, Marie Cusick covers energy and environmental issues for public radio stations statewide. She’s also part of NPR’s energy and environment team, which coordinates coverage between the network and select member station reporters around the country. Her work frequently airs on NPR shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Since 2012, Marie has closely followed the political, social, environmental, and economic effects of Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom. Her work has been recognized at the regional and national levels– honors include a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a national Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Previously, Marie was a multimedia reporter for WMHT in Albany, New York and covered technology for the station’s statewide public affairs TV show, New York NOW. In 2018, she became StateImpact’s first FAA-licensed drone pilot.

Latest by Marie Cusick


What’s behind supply chain disruption and what lessons have been learned for the future?

The holiday shopping season does have many consumers thinking about the supply chain.

By Scott LaMar and Marie Cusick

Trailblazing group of attorneys who enforced Pennsylvania environmental laws in 1970s looks to ‘rise again’

New environmental laws and the creation of the EPA created an opening for what became informally known as the “environmental strike force.” Now, some of them want to take up the cause again.

By Marie Cusick

Research shows thousands could be saved with better air quality standards

Researchers found that more than 30,000 lives could be saved annually if air pollution standards were more stringent.

By Marie Cusick

Poll: Broad support for Wolf’s plan to tax gas drillers to pay for infrastructure upgrades

The proposal calls for $4.5 billion in infrastructure initiatives over four years, funded by a severance tax on natural gas. It would be targeted at things like mitigating flooding, addressing blight and expanding broadband access.

By Marie Cusick






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