Energy & Environment

COMMENTARY

Joining RGGI will help Pa.’s economy grow smarter — and healthier | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2020

By joining RGGI, the Commonwealth would be taking steps to ensure that all Pennsylvanians reap the benefits of a clean economy.

U.S. EPA boss slams Chesapeake Bay lawsuit as ‘frivolous’ 

BY: - May 20, 2020

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler warned that the legal action will hamstring efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. 

Virginia, Md. D.C. to sue EPA for failing to make sure Pa. meets Chesapeake Bay clean-up targets

BY: - May 18, 2020

The lawsuits will center on deficiencies in Pennsylvania and New York’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, which were submitted to the EPA for review in August 2019. 

COMMENTARY

Stacey Abrams part of new group targeting climate voters in Pa. in 2020 | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 14, 2020

Former Clinton/Obama aide John Podesta is also part of the push into critical battleground states as progressives try to motivate swing state voters.

As Pa. emerges from shutdown, climate activists see parallels and opportunities

BY: - May 8, 2020

The Better Path Coalition, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, are hoping that others will see the opportunity to address climate change head-on as the state gradually opens up.

COMMENTARY

Lawmakers need to uphold Wolf’s veto of Big Oil giveaway bill | Capital-Star Letters

BY: - May 5, 2020

Now is the time to invest in cleaner, renewable energy, not a dying industry. Our representatives and senators should uphold Gov. Tom Wolf's veto.

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Suspending EPA regs during pandemic is a dirty precedent | Capital-Star Letters

BY: - May 5, 2020

The current administration places big business and the petrochemical industry over the health and safety of citizens and the environment.

Bracing for the impact of climate change, local governments look to state for help

BY: - May 1, 2020

Working with the state Department of Environmental Protection, local municipalities such as 13,500-person Indiana Borough , are putting plans in place to protect their communities from climate-related changes and disasters. 

COMMENTARY

Earth Day 2020: The EPA can’t use the pandemic as an excuse for weakening oversight

BY: - April 22, 2020

In the 1970s, Republicans actually got behind serious environmental regulation.They need to get serious and do that again.

Pa. officials reject Trump EPA move to ease enforcement during pandemic

BY: - April 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania officials are pledging tough enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 pandemic after the Trump administration announced that it would ease up on pollution rules. Late last month, the U.S. EPA laid out what the agency called a “temporary enforcement discretion policy.” It states that EPA won’t penalize polluters for failing to […]

COMMENTARY

Clean energy can be a pillar of the Coronavirus Recovery | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2020

Climate change remains a very real, very imminent threat. We cannot let our response to one crisis destroy our efforts to stop another by locking in more carbon pollution for decades.

The partisan divide over climate change is as deep as ever, poll finds | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 6, 2020

A February study by the Pew Research Center found that a growing number of Americans share concerns over climate change.  Over the last four years, the percentage of Americans who think climate change should be a top priority rose from 38 percent to 52 percent, the study found.  However, it also concluded that a large […]