Marie Cusick

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Catching Sight Of A Rare Butterfly In A Surprising Refuge

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.


Regal Fritillary Butterflies Find Rare Refuge On Military Base In Pennsylvania

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.


40 Years After A Partial Nuclear Meltdown, A New Push To Keep Three Mile Island Open

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.


Fans Of An Iconic Philly Rail Sign Are Rallying To Save It From Retirement

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.


After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

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.


Millions Own Gas And Oil Under Their Land. Here's Why Only Some Strike It Rich

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.


Pollution Buildup At Conowingo Dam May Harm Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

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.


Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

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.


Cash-Strapped State Environmental Agencies Brace For Budget Cuts

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.


As Trump Reboots Pipeline Expansion, An Unexpected Delay Emerges

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.


Trump's Election Overshadows Energy Pipeline Protests Around The U.S.

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.


Presidential Candidates Hold Starkly Different Views On Energy

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.


On Earth Day, Nations To Sign Off On Historic Climate Pact

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.


Low Commodity Prices Hit Gas Companies; Workers Laid Off

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.


Oil Industry Ups And Downs Price Out Longtime Residents Of Fracking Towns

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...


How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

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.


Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

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 ...


No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania

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.


Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On

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.


A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

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.