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The “twin crises” of high cancer rates and exposure to toxic chemicals in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH—A group of local physicians, researchers, community advocates, and elected officials released a declaration today calling for action on cancer-causing pollutants in southwestern Pennsylvania. The declaration, signed by more than 30 local organizations and 25 individuals so far, explains that rates of several kinds of cancer are “strikingly high” inContinue Reading

Long-Time Environmental Journalist Reflects on His Beat in Pittsburgh

There’s an ongoing union labor dispute at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It has resulted in many journalists leaving the paper because of concerns over management’s treatment of staff and newsgathering, and through buyouts.  One of the latest reporters to leave is Don Hopey. Hopey has covered the environment in the PittsburghContinue Reading

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia move ahead with plastic bag bans

Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. By Lindsay Weber for Spotlight PA HARRISBURG — Cities and townships hoping to ban plastic bags within their borders may finally have theContinue Reading

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Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Cities and townships hoping to ban plastic bags within their borders may finally have the legal authority to doContinue Reading

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh move ahead with plastic bag bans as Pennsylvania’s preemption nears its end · Spotlight PA

HARRISBURG — Cities and townships hoping to ban plastic bags within their borders may finally have the legal authority to do so in Pennsylvania. When the Republican-controlled legislature passed the state budget last week, it didn’t renew a statewide preemption on single-use plastics, opening the door for cities and municipalitiesContinue Reading

Pittsburgh environmental groups are prioritizing underserved communities

This story was originally published by PublicSource, a news partner of NEXTpittsburgh. PublicSource is a nonprofit media organization delivering local journalism at publicsource.org. You can sign up for their newsletters at publicsource.org/newsletters. When Betty Foster-Pinkley’s mom passed away in 2010, she took over responsibility for the family house in the East Hills.Continue Reading