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Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI matters more than other states’. Here’s why.

BY: - September 1, 2023

 When it comes to climate change, talk tends to focus on our shared responsibility to future generations. Everyone is encouraged to come together and do their part to reduce our collective impact on the planet. There’s no doubt climate change affects all of us, and we all have a role to play. But the reality […]

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By stalling on RGGI, here’s what Pa. residents are missing | Opinion

BY: - August 7, 2023

In March, Pennsylvania passed up millions of dollars that could have gone toward tackling climate change and reducing energy costs for millions of Pennsylvania residents. It’s not the first time Pennsylvanians have missed out on this money, and it’s going to keep happening unless Pennsylvania is finally allowed to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative […]

Workers lack protections when wildfire smoke makes the air dangerous

BY: - July 19, 2023

A report by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that 'too many workers are left unprotected' from wildfire smoke.

U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works

Allegheny Co. Health Department fines U.S. Steel $300K for 2022 summer violations

BY: - July 15, 2023

The fines relate to violations at the company's Clairton Coke Works.

Summer wildfire threat could imperil unexpected U.S. regions: the Northeast and Midwest

BY: - June 29, 2023

A June 22 update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a map blotted in drought warnings from Virginia to Vermont and over much of the Midwest.

Pa. officials declare ‘Code Red’ air quality alert due to Canada fires

BY: - June 8, 2023

Smoke from wildfires smothered the East Coast on Wednesday, with officials urging residents to limit time outside.

Report: Pennsylvania ranked fourth nationally in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

BY: - May 10, 2023

The southwestern region of the state accounts for nearly half of the commonwealth’s pollution.

Advocates call on EPA to cut climate pollution from Pa.’s power sector | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 18, 2023

They called for 'robust carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants.'

A gas flare from a petroleum refinery in Norco, La. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

EPA sued over failure to set, update pollution limits

BY: - April 12, 2023

Advocates argue the inaction amounts to a 'free pass to pollute' across multiple industries.

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Why were you live determines how well environmental laws protect your health | Opinion

BY: - March 1, 2023

State policy choices have become more important as the federal government has retreated from major environmental health lawmaking.

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Natural gas tanks in oil refinery against clear sky

How to make your voice heard on the EPA’s proposed methane rule | Opinion

BY: - January 30, 2023

These emissions are fueling the climate crisis and harming our health at the same time.

N.J. implements new rules targeting power plants

BY: - January 4, 2023

The rules require new power plants to keep their hourly carbon dioxide emissions below 860 megawatts per hour, ban the sale of certain fuel oil, and limit applications of fossil fuel generating units.