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U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Health Department finalize air pollution settlement agreement and order

The final settlement requires U.S. Steel to pay $2.7 million in fines.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Report finds Central Pennsylvanians breathing polluted air

Reports found that for parts of PA, residents were breathing unhealthy air for about 1 out of every 4 days.
By Scott LaMar

Maryland plans to sue Pennsylvania over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Maryland’s governor says he’ll sue Pennsylvania and the Environmental Protection Agency because they aren’t doing enough to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Wolf says despite GOP compromise, drilling bill still poses too much environmental risk

Republicans are pushing for looser regulations on conventional oil and gas drillers, who generally run small operations and work with relatively shallow wells.
By Katie Meyer

US Steel agrees to pay $8.5M to settle air pollution lawsuit

U.S. Steel Corp. is agreeing to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania’s air was a little fresher in 2018, state data shows

“I think these kinds of improvements...is not a particularly high bar.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Philly Council committee moves plastic bag ban to final vote, but kills 15-cent fee

A bill to ban single-use bags and cut down on pollution in Philadelphia streets moved out of committee to a final vote by the full City Council on Tuesday at the cost of losing one of its parts.

By Catalina Jaramillo