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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Report: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Scientists say the levels are below public health limits, but are cause for concern and more study on fracking-related emissions.

By Reid Frazier

DEP issues new fines for Westmoreland County landfill that accepts drilling waste

$59,000 fine issued for multiple violations, including leaks and spills
By Reid Frazier

Trump’s energy secretary questions mainstream science on human impacts of climate change

Scientists says human impacts are clear
By Reid Frazier

Updated: September 21, 2020 | 9:26 am

In the Ohio River Valley, with the pandemic’s help, the petrochemical boom is on hold

“It just kind of changed the game for all industries, including this one,” said a spokesman for a company that wants to build an ethane cracker. “And so they have had to put off their announcement of a decision.”

By Reid Frazier

For now, latest federal rollback of coal regs won’t affect PA plants

A Trump administration rollback of rules for toxic waste water from coal plants won’t have an immediate effect on coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, because the state has already adopted tougher Obama-era EPA standards for treating the waste.

By Reid Frazier

For now, latest federal rollback of coal regs won’t affect PA plants

EPA rollback weakens waste water regs for some plants
By Reid Frazier


Federal judges throw out ‘gaping loophole’ in Pa.’s coal pollution plan

Judges: Coal plants could ‘evade’ ozone rules with Pennsylvania regs
By Reid Frazier

AG charges two pipeline companies over spills in Washington County

Grand jury: contractor 'looked the other way' on one of the spills
By Reid Frazier
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