Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the environment in Pennsylvania. His work has aired on NPR and Marketplace.

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In the UK, fracking is not a thing — so shale gas from the U.S. has become their workaround

Dispatches from Scotland, part 3: StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Reid Frazier talks to a University of Strathclyde professor about how it’s hard to tell how much gas is in Britain’s shale, in part because fracking generally gets a thumbs-down there.

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At Grangemouth refinery in Scotland, a plastics evangelist says U.S. shale gas is vital

Dispatches from Scotland, part 2: StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Reid Frazier talks with Kevin Ross, who runs a company that focuses on plastics testing and recycling and says U.S. shale gas is driving important investment into the UK economy.

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How did fracking contaminants end up in the Monongahela River? A loophole in the law might be to blame

Landfills are supposed to pre-treat fracking waste before sending it to a sewage treatment plant — unless it’s a smaller plant. Gary Kruppa found that out when the Belle Vernon plant he runs started failing water quality tests.

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Beaver County agency says DEP should let it keep reviewing pipeline permits

State pulled local district's authority after 'poor' performance review
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‘We don’t understand why they haven’t done this yet’: Groups sue US Steel over emissions data

US Steel reported releases of sulfur dioxide to local regulators after a Christmas Eve fire knocked out pollution controls. But two environmental groups said the company also should have reported releases of other hazardous pollutants.

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