Marie Cusick appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Regal fritillary butterflies have largely disappeared from the East Coast, save for a military base in central Pennsylvania. A few days each summer, hundreds descend for guided tours to see them.
Monday, July 22, 2019
The regal fritillary butterfly has largely disappeared from the East Coast, save for a surprising refuge on a military base in Pennsylvania. A few days each summer, hundreds descend for a tour.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Forty years ago, the U.S. nuclear industry suffered its worst nuclear accident. Today, the remaining reactor at Three Mile Island is slated to close because of cheaper competition from natural gas.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
A 1970s-era status board at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station has been making a familiar clickety-clack sound for decades, but now, as it's set to be replaced, there's an effort to save it.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Gas and oil companies pay royalties to millions of American landowners. But a growing number accuse energy companies of cheating them out of their fair share.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A Maryland dam has been helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by holding back sediment that can harm aquatic life. But now the dam's sediment pools have filled up earlier than projected.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The nuclear industry is struggling with aging plants and competition from cheaper natural gas. Now, touting itself as another form of "clean" energy, it's lobbying state lawmakers for help.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could leave state environmental agencies doing more with less money. But many say they are already strapped.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
The projects will need to be approved through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, but a resignation will leave that five-person panel with just two members — too few for a quorum.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Pipelines are center stage in a fight over the nation's energy future, concerns about climate change and private property rights. Donald Trump's election means the battles are likely to continue.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have starkly different views on energy policies. We hear from the people who are advising the candidates on everything from clean energy to fracking.
Friday, April 22, 2016
More than 100 nations will sign the climate change deal agreed to in December. It will eventually commit nealy all the world's governments to cut back on greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The same bad news that is hurting the oil industry is also affecting gas companies. In Pennsylvania, drillers are laying off workers and slashing spending in the face of low commodity prices.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The sudden ups and downs of the oil and gas industry can feel like whiplash for rural communities seeing an influx of workers. Affordable housing has been a challenge. With the curren...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Wendy Lee, an anti-fracking activist and philosophy professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, has always protested peacefully. So she was stunned last winter when a state trooper came to her home to ask her about eco-terrorism and pipe bombs.
The trooper was investigating an alleged trespassing incident that involved Lee ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Most of the noise created by natural gas development is temporary. After drilling and fracking, the workers and equipment are gone. But compressor stations can stay noisy for years — even decades.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Locals in Lancaster County, Pa. — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.