environmenrtal-issues

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Time for Pennsylvania to speed up the transition to clean energy

BY: - January 11, 2024

With targeted investments in clean energy projects and Pennsylvania’s strong tradition of manufacturing and organized labor, our state can become a national leader in the renewable energy boom.

The Block Island wind farm off of Rhode Island is one of only two offshore wind projects currently operating in the U.S., but the Biden administration has a goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, and several states also have aggressive goals. Those targets, however, are threatened by surging costs and supply chain issues (Scott Eisen/Getty Images).

Budding U.S. offshore wind industry facing rough seas. Here’s why

BY: - July 16, 2023

'It requires a lot of things to go right. It does create some costs because you have to build a supply chain from zero,' one industry executive said.

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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.

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What hazardous materials travel on trains around New Jersey? It’s a secret

BY: - March 22, 2023

The Association of American Railroads lists 18 pages of hazardous materials transported by rail around the country.

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Advocates call for tighter regulation after Pa./Ohio train explosion | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 6, 2023

Environmental advocates again have warned of the dangers posed by trains carrying hazardous materials after the 50-car derailment of a Norfolk Southern train along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border on Friday night sparked a massive explosion. Officials on Sunday were continuing to monitor the environmental impact of the incident in East Palestine, Ohio, according to CNN. The community’s mayor, Trent Conaway, assured residents Sunday […]

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Advocates call on Philly’s next mayor to commit to zero-waste plan

BY: - February 4, 2023

Maurice Sampson, Eastern Pennsylvania director for Clean Water Action, said the city spends about $48 million a year on litter and dumping.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. environmental groups see hope, progress on the horizon in Harrisburg

BY: - November 25, 2022

In addition to carbon capture, Szybist said pieces of environmental justice legislation, which have previously stalled in the General Assembly, could be reintroduced in a Democratic-controlled House with support from Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro.

President Joe Biden signed his party’s signature climate, health care and tax package into law Tuesday (Screen Capture).

How will the Inflation Reduction Act help Pa. fight climate change? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 18, 2022

Five takeaways on how the Keystone State benefits from the massive bill.

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.