"When Bill Peduto campaigned this spring for re-election, he banked on Pittsburghers’ distaste for the president. The mayor aired a 30-second TV spot that knocked Donald Trump over health care and education, even calling him a New England Patriots fan."
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"Federal appeals judges denied the Trump administration's motion yesterday to halt a lower-court order requiring U.S. EPA to address water pollution linked to coal mining in West Virginia."
"For nine years, a pair of peregrine falcons have made their home in an unlikely place: the smokestacks of a Virginia power plant."
"Maryland has become the second U.S. state to pass a law banning the routine use of antibiotics in healthy livestock and poultry, a move aimed at battling the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as 'superbugs.'"
"RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. — Environmentalists have turned a hobbyist drone into a weapon in their long, bitter battle against strip mining."
"A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to protect the Shenandoah River from pollution that's caused the scenic waterway to become clogged with algae blooms."
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"As local lawmakers continue to pressure the military to do more to clean massive groundwater pollution near its bases in Bucks and Montgomery counties, contaminant levels appear to have increased in the past year."
"Coal is on the defensive in the nation’s power industry. Even in coal country."