Energy & Environment

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

BY: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

Businesses in two central Pa. counties to be inspected for Spotted Lanternfly quarantine compliance

BY: - October 20, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it would begin permit and inspection record checks for businesses in Cumberland and York counties on Oct. 25 as the state looks to quell its Spotted Lanternfly infestation. 

‘It’s time to end this outdated test’: Pa. Senate votes to exempt newer vehicles from emissions inspection

BY: - October 19, 2021

An estimated 2.1 million vehicle owners qualify for the exemption.

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]

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Nobel winners made possible predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Nearly 50 years ago early climate modelers foresaw the overall warming of the Earth’s surface

Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic

BY: - October 13, 2021

Adam Ortiz replaces Cosmo Servidio, who had been a regional director at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,

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New report on flooding threat to infrastructure is a dire warning to Pa. | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2021

'This is the moment for swift, decisive action,' one expert said.

The need for fees? DCNR says ‘no’ to visitor fees for infrastructure repair costs

BY: - October 12, 2021

The visit comes a week after Dunn made a stop at Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland and Union counties, which needs $56 million in repairs. All told, Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks need a total of $1.4 billion in infrastructure repairs and upgrades, but DCNR doesn’t have the money to pay for them. 

Pa. parks need $1.4B for infrastructure repairs, improvements, DCNR says

BY: - October 8, 2021

Speaking from Shikellamy State Park, which needs some $56 million in upgrades, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said Friday that many parks in the aging system “are increasingly facing operating challenges because of infrastructure needs.”

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline

BY: - October 5, 2021

The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.

As Pa. lawmakers evaluate the future of electric vehicles, this company is thinking strategically

BY: - October 5, 2021

“This is the future, and I think we need to get ahead of this from a commonwealth perspective and realizing the potential this has to bring jobs and economic growth to our region,” Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, said.