Reid Frazier / StateImpact Pennsylvania

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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Utility settles with regulators over coal ash pollution in western Pa. streams

Levels of boron exceeded federal pollution limits at two landfills ‘multiple’ times from 2013-2021.

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Hearing officer blocks Allegheny County’s new coke oven regulations for US Steel

A clean-air group criticized the county for limiting its own ability to regulate the company.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: December 21, 2021 | 1:27 pm

Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of carbon dioxide

By 2050, plastics are on track to account for 15 percent of all global greenhouse gases.

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Corroded equipment led to catastrophic 2018 fire at U.S. Steel plant, court documents reveal

A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.

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PUC approves $1.975M settlement with Energy Transfer for Pa. pipeline blast

Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record $30 million fine to the company for the blast, focusing on the pipeline’s faulty slope stabilization.

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Back online, Monessen coke plant again draws air pollution complaints

New owners restarted plant after it was idled for a year
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Proposed natural gas power plant in Washington County asks state to withdraw permits

An environmental group had challenged the company’s air quality permit.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: October 1, 2021 | 3:08 pm

US Steel is trying to block Allegheny County’s new coke oven rules

The company said the county is not “honoring its end of the bargain” struck as part of a 2019 settlement over air pollution violations.

By Reid Frazier

DEP cites Shell for ‘malodors’ outside cracker plant construction site

Shell said the odors could be associated with anti-corrosion treatments to the plant’s cooling water tower. 

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Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding, including in Pennsylvania

“(W)hen hurricanes occur the rainfall associated with them is more intense because of human-induced climate change and Ida will not be an exception."
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