Working for change

Last month, I did this story for Pittsburgh City Paper, on how activists of all stripes make a living. There’s much more to these folks then the signs, bullhorns and civil actions they participate in. Some have full-time jobs. Some take on side projects, personal fundraising or start their own businesses to make ends meet….

EPA summary on hydro-fracturing roundtables

The Environmental Protection Agency today posted a summary of five technical roundtables held last year on the agency’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study and the practice’s effects on drinking water supplies. “Fracking” as its known, is highly controversial because of its negative effects on the environment. This is playing out across Pennsylvania where drilling of the Marcellus…