Years Of Local Opposition Defeats PennEast Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams. -

Environmental and public health advocates on Monday celebrated the demise of a proposed fracked gas pipeline across Pennsylvania and New Jersey after PennEast decided to cease development because [...]

In Central York, Kids Rose Up To Save Books From Their Parents

By Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

The mess in the Central York School District, which includes several suburban townships just north of York, in a county where Donald Trump won 62% of the vote, started after some parents and [...]

McDonald’s Employees Walk Out

By Daniella Griesbaum, The Bradford Era. -

Citing unresolved complaints, disparities in wages with other businesses, staffing shortages and issues with building maintenance, the entire staff of the McDonald’s in Bradford who worked the [...]

Pennsylvania Town Battles To Shut Down Toxic Waste-To-Energy Plant

By Melinda Tuhus, Between The Lines. -

So-called waste-to-energy plants are the waste management industry’s way of describing toxic incinerators that burn trash and leave extremely toxic ash containing dioxin, mercury, arsenic and [...]

A Crisis Of ‘Forced Mass Displacement’ Of Black Pittsburghers

By Tom Davidson, TribLive.com. -

Pennsylvania - Why did 7,000 Black Pittsburgh residents leave the city between 2014 and 2018? The answer depends on who’s talking. Community activist Randall Taylor, a former Pittsburgh [...]

Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike In Five States

By C.M. Lewis, In These Times. -

Brackenridge, PA - At 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 30, 1,300 Steelworkers employed by Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) walked out in protest at facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, [...]

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking Provokes Call For Rapid Phaseout

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

"While financial analysts, policymakers, and massive corporations squabble over the finer points of the fracking debate, families living amidst the wells day in and day out live in constant [...]

UAW Workers At Johnson Controls On Strike

By Teresa Boeckel, York Daily Record. -

Dozens of union workers at the Johnson Controls facility in Hopewell Township have been on strike since late September, seeking an increase in pay and flexibility with using vacation time. On [...]

Victory: East Pittsburgh Community Stops Fracking Well

By Food and Water Watch. -

The East Pittsburgh Zoning and Hearing Board announced this evening that it was rejecting a permit appeal from Merrion Oil & Gas, the company seeking to drill a fracking well at the US Steel [...]

Google Contractor Moving Work From Pittsburgh To Poland To Bust Union

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Pittsburgh, PA -Today the NLRB charged Google Contractor HCL with moving work from Pittsburgh to Poland, citing that the move was a way to bust the newly formed Pittsburgh Association of Tech [...]

Natural Gas Fracking Under Fire In Pennsylvania

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

In a blistering report on Pennsylvania’s 12-year experience with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a special statewide grand jury said public health and the environment have suffered and the [...]

How Pennsylvania State Troopers Conduct Illegal Traffic Searches

By Joseph Darius Jaafari and Joshua Vaughn, Spotlight PA. -

To justify their searches, state police often claimed that a driver was nervous, sweating, or eating. One officer went so far as to say a dollar-sign tattoo on a man’s neck was an indicator of [...]

Activists Blockade Entrance To Chemical Weapons Maker

By War Resisters League. -

Jamestown, PA - Five activists blockaded the entrance of Combined Systems Inc. on Monday with giant tear gas cans and gas masks, refusing to move. These five are with a group of 40 activists [...]

Pennsylvania Initiative To Convert Lawns Into Meadows, Forests

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

Well-shorn lawns are still the norm on the grounds of parks, schools, churches, hospitals, business parks and neighborhoods. While better than exposed bare earth, such swaths of green are still [...]

Rights Of Nature Law Forces Revocation Of Fracking Permit

Grant Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania - In an extraordinary reversal, last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revoked a permit for a frack waste injection [...]