Air quality in the United States is governed by a complex regulatory structure that sets pollution limits and authorizes federal, state and local agencies to enforce them. The regulations which agencies enforce vary with the source of pollution, what they emit and the air quality in the region where they are located.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
Well pads, compressor stations, diesel truck traffic. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves many moving parts, some of which have the potential to vent pollutants into the air southwestern Pennsylvanians breathe.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Understanding the public health impact of fracking slowly gains ground
A decade ago, as Consol Energy’s 150th anniversary drew near, top executives began to take stock in where the company stood as a leading producer of coal and where that path would take it. Coal was in what CEO Nicholas DeIuliis called a “supercycle.” It was the workhorse of the national power grid…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Energy’s Big Shift
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As their due date neared last fall, Ryan Poling and his wife faced a difficult decision. Did they want to raise their daughter in Pittsburgh, the city in which they’ve built a life during the last nine years, or pick up and move across the country, near Poling’s family in California?

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading As Pittsburgh seeks to replace retirees, many say pollution makes prospects think twice
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