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Whisper Down the Line

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

A pipeline set to carry volatile liquids across Pennsylvania is upending lives. For five women, it has also created an unexpected community.

Note: for a more immersive experience, please read this multimedia story here.

Note: This piece was first reported in Fall 2020. Click here for an April 2021 update on the Safety Seven suit from the Philadelphia Clean Air Council.


Melina Walling is a graduate student at Stanford pursuing her M.A. in Earth Systems with an emphasis on multimedia journalism. As a member of the Stanford Class of 2020, she earned a B.A. in English with an interdisciplinary concentration in photography. She has previously reported for the USA TODAY Network in the Eastern Pennsylvania region, produced podcasts for the Stanford Storytelling Project, and worked as an editorial intern at STANFORD Magazine.


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