Jeff Brady

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Few Railroads On Track To Meet End-Of-Year Safety Deadline

Friday, October 23, 2015

A 2008 law requires all U.S. railroads to install a new safety system that monitors and regulates train speed. Unless there's an extension, railroads say they'll shut down rather than pay fines.


New EPA Rule Limiting Ground-Level Ozone Draws Fire From All Sides

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A new rule from the Obama Administration aims to further reduce the main ingredient in smog. That might sound like good news if you live in a city where smog is a problem. But after the rule was announced, there were plenty of complaints about it.

Technically, the Environmental ...


Pope Tells Inmates To Prepare To Put Their Life On The Right Road

Monday, September 28, 2015

On his last day in the U.S., Pope Francis visited inmates at a prison in Pennsylvania and told them they should not view their confinement as an exclusion from society.


Why Philadelphia Loves The Pope

Saturday, September 26, 2015

On the final leg of his U.S. visit, Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday to celebrate Mass and address a huge public gathering outside the city's Independence Hall.


In Defiance Of The Church, Some Catholic Women Seek Priesthood

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Caryl Johnson calls herself a priest, but technically she was excommunicated after being ordained. Johnson is one of many Catholic women who see a gap between what they believe and church dogma.


EPA Rules Aspire To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.


EPA Announces New Regulations On Methane Emissions

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent over the next 10 years. The new regulations are expected to regulate emissions from the oil and gas industry.


Closure Of BP Refinery Sends Gasoline Prices Soaring In The Midwest

Friday, August 14, 2015

Gasoline prices in the Midwest are up sharply even as oil prices head down. The problem is unscheduled repairs at a big BP refinery in Indiana.


New Power Plant Rules Likely To Start Slow-Burning Debate, Legal Action

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.


Obama Aims To Tighten Restrictions On Plants' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Monday, August 03, 2015

On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.


As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.


'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared with recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.


Obama Proposes Changes To Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In the wake of the White House's decision to commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, President Obama speaks to the NAACP Tuesday about plans to re-evaluate the criminal justice system.


BP To Pay $18.7 Billion In Landmark Settlement Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion in a settlement announced on Friday by Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The deal pays for the harm from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico ...


New LGBT Issues Enter Spotlight After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, events are being held across the country, including in Allentown, Penn., to decide the LGBT community's next public policy objective.


After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.


Charleston Church To Hold Sunday Service And Deliver 'Message Of Hope'

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Charleston's Emanuel AME Church will reopen for the first time since Wednesday night's mass shooting. The suspect, Dylann Roof, remains in custody under a suicide watch.


NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Friday, June 19, 2015

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.


Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Charleston mourns the loss of nine residents after a gunman shot them to death at a historic church Wednesday.


It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Migratory birds and humans have long relied on the odd creatures, and scientists now fear they're on the decline. This time each year, volunteers fan out along Mid-Atlantic coast to count the crabs.