Energy & Environment

DEP: 2019 was a big year for natural gas production in Pa. This is...

From its report, DEP found that Pennsylvania produced its largest volume of natural gas in a single year to-date in 2019, recording 6.8 trillion cubic of natural gas produced. 

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are widespread and threaten human health. Here’s a strategy for protecting...

PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.

Instead of fighting him, lawmakers should help Gov. Wolf promote a cleaner, healthier future...

The Legislature is acting as if the fossil fuel generation market is healthy and sustainable and nothing needs to be done.

In another clash with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes bill blocking his efforts to fight climate...

Pa. releases roughly 264 million tons of carbon each year, according to state data. About a third of that comes from power plants.

Letting Pa. join regional greenhouse gas compact makes economic and environmental sense | Opinion

We’re one step closer toward meaningfully addressing climate change in the Commonwealth – but we have a long way to go.

Pa. environmental board approves plan to limit carbon from power plants; Wolf admin sets...

The Environmental Quality Board voted 13-6 Tuesday to let Pennsylvania enter the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

18 counties now under drought watch, one more under drought warning, DEP says

The counties included in the drought watch are: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Perry, and Tioga. 

Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for...

The lawsuit has been in the works since May, when the three-jurisdiction coalition notified the EPA it intended to sue the agency. Federal law requires any party attempting to take legal action against a federal agency to first notify the government and then wait at least 60 days before filing a suit to provide an opportunity to resolve the dispute outside of court. 

Pa. Senate’s vote to curb executive power devolves into partisan shouting match

Actions by the GOP majority “defied the spirit of democracy” the chamber's top Democratic leader said Wednesday.

Trump inflates Pennsylvania nat.gas job figures by 3500 percent | Fact Check

Trump claimed during this week that there are currently 940,000 natural-gas jobs in Pennsylvania. That's a gross exaggeration.