Brian Conway

Brian Conway is an independent journalist based in Pittsburgh and founder of the Pittsburgh Independent. Published in Vice, the Daily Dot, and elsewhere, his investigative reporting into lead in Pittsburgh’s drinking water earned 2018 first prize in environmental reporting from the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and prompted the water authority to strengthen its safe water drinking guidelines. His breaking news and investigative reporting into Pittsburgh’s Hays Woods parkland prompted resident outcry, which disrupted a high-end residential housing project planned for the site.

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Shell Oil gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact”

Shell says publicly that it's new petrochemical facility does not have an impact on health. Experts disagree.

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #10: the fight for eastern hemlocks

Henry Reese speaks out; voter rolls surge; "Bottom-Line" Bob takes down the Aspen Times.

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“Now or Never.” Climate advocates vow nonviolent disobedience to shut down Congressional Baseball Game

“It's depraved and dangerous to block climate action. And it is really one of those things where you have to do everything you can to fight for it.”

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #8: clear complicit danger

No testing for forever chemicals. Oliver Morrison reports that, despite longstanding knowledge that PFAS and so-called “forever chemicals” have been dumped at Pittsburgh International...

All eyes on Pittsburgh’s high-stakes federal affordable housing lawsuit

Several legal watchdogs, including a racial justice group founded at the request of John F. Kennedy and the nation’s oldest libertarian legal foundation are...

13 new names for Heinz Field that sound better than Acrisure Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday a 15-year partnership with Michigan-based insurance broker Acrisure for naming rights to Heinz Field, beginning this season.  "Through Acrisure Stadium,...

Pittsburgh’s #UberFiles dropped years ago

Bill Peduto's bromance with Uber's CEO fell apart in 2017.
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Shell Oil gaslights over public health concerns: “We don’t have an impact”

Shell says publicly that it's new petrochemical facility does not have an impact on health. Experts disagree.

Last week’s Pittsburgh news, today #10: the fight for eastern hemlocks

Henry Reese speaks out; voter rolls surge; "Bottom-Line" Bob takes down the Aspen Times.

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“It's depraved and dangerous to block climate action. And it is really one of those things where you have to do everything you can to fight for it.”