EPA Water Changes

On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced its changes in what waters in the U.S. are considered protected under the Clean Water Act. The act originally protected most forms of water in the United States from pollution and under President Obama, even smaller waterways were protected. However, as of yesterday, some major…

Considerations for a Hydroelectric Plant in Pittsburgh

Hydroelectric dams offer a sustainable solution compared to fracking, but they are not a perfect solution. According to Rita Michel from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rye Development of Boston are looking to install a hydroelectric dam below the Highland Park Bridge. She explored some of the possible detriments to a hydroelectric dam through interviews with people…