Pa. Sen. Bob Casey scores 100 on enviro group’s report card; Toomey gets a 0
The grades, awarded by the League of Conservation Voters, track lawmakers' support across a broad range of subject areas, including energy, climate change, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation. The advocacy group has issued its annual report card since 1970.
How Turzai’s going-away present to the gas industry will hurt Pa. for years to come | Opinion
The plan will cost Pa. untold billions in tax money. Tell your House and Senate lawmaker to uphold a gubernatorial veto. Send your note now.
Critics slam Trump attempt to overhaul bedrock environmental law
Last month, the White House unveiled a massive rewrite of the regulations sometimes referred to as the “Magna Carta” of federal environmental laws.
Wolf proposes staffing increases, fee hikes in DEP’s budget request
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee suggested that the fee hikes for for dumping in landfills and drilling for natural gas, are just a stealth tax hike.
Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year. Here’s a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll | Opinion
By Jason West and Yang Ou About 1 of every 25 deaths in the U.S. occurs prematurely because of exposure to air pollution. Dirty air kills roughly 110,000 Americans yearly, which is more than all transportation accidents and shootings combined. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs decisions about air pollution regulations, it typically selects […]
#PABudget2020: Climate action is here and Pennsylvania is entering the race | Opinion
Given a lack of federal leadership to reduce greenhouse emissions, Pennsylvania has moved to join our neighboring states in taking real action on climate.
Defined by its three rivers, Pittsburgh must continue to fight for clean water | Opinion
Half of America’s rivers and streams are still degraded and considered impaired. We must not let the Clean Water Act be gutted by wrong-headed rule making.
Va. Gov. Northam ‘discussing’ whether to take legal action against Pa., EPA over Bay cleanup
“It’s clear the Trump EPA must do more to ensure accountability across all watershed states,” said Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky in an email. “Our administration is discussing various next steps with Attorney General Mark Herring’s office, Governor Hogan, and other regional partners.”
How Pittsburgh is turning a post-industrial wilderness into a park | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Hays Woods was once used for mining and munitions. City officials will spend the next decade turning it into a 'living laboratory,' report.
Why doesn’t the threat of global climate change get that Y2K apocalyptic urgency? | Opinion
Out of base selfishness and willful blindness, we are bequeathing a permanently compromised planet to all those generations who come after us.
Get an electric car for Christmas? Here’s how many places Pa. has to charge it | Friday Morning Coffee
Depending upon where you live, access to public charging stations can be adequate — or nearly nonexistent, according to a new report.
Virginia lawmaker’s bill would make the U.S. 100 percent clean energy-reliant by 2030
The plan by U.S. Rep. Don McEachin , of Richmond, would require economy-wide, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.