Energy & Environment
How will the Inflation Reduction Act help Pa. fight climate change? | Thursday Morning Coffee
Five takeaways on how the Keystone State benefits from the massive bill.
Biden signs into law Democrats’ wide-ranging climate change, health care and tax bill
The bill is 'not just about today, it's about tomorrow,' Biden said.
Pa. legislators stall emissions regulation
The state risks health and highway funding if it doesn’t pass regulations on oil and gas pollution.
Utility Commission fines Peoples Gas $195,000 for 2019 gas leak in Moon
Peoples Gas faces a $195,000 civil penalty from a gas leak three years ago that left hundreds of Moon residents without service amid chilly winter temperatures.
U.S. Senate preps big tax, climate and health bill after deal struck with Sinema
U.S. Senate Democrats’ wide-ranging tax, climate and health bill appears set to pass after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona struck a deal to soften the measure’s corporate tax increase and a second tax hike aimed at wealthy finance-sector workers, Schumer told reporters Friday.
Study: Drilling wastewater on Pa. roads dangerous to human health, environment
The state Department of Environmental Protection has not yet acted based on those findings but said that the study’s impact will be “immediate, large and intense.”
Pa. eligible for more than $244M in U.S. Interior Department mine cleanup funds
Guidance released last month by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, an agency within Interior, also called for states to prioritize employment opportunities for coal workers.
State lawmakers, advocates present shared environmental action plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The group of more than 30 environmental advocacy organizations presented a plan, called "A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania's Environment and Communities," which they say will create jobs and protect families.
With millions in federal funding, PennDOT charges ahead on EV infrastructure development in Pa.
The commonwealth is slated to receive $171.5 million in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funds over the next five years with an additional $2.5 billion in grant funding available for charging and fueling Infrastructure.
U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending
Some members had objected because the federal government would pay for the bill’s $278.5B cost through mandatory rather than discretionary spending.
Here’s what Biden, Congress can do right away to fight climate change, help Appalachia | Opinion
We need sweeping, proactive strategies rather than small scale band-aids.
Enough with the endless nonsense over high gas prices | Opinion
The blame-Biden game overlooks many facts.