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Philly Council passes long-awaited ban on single-use plastic bags

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has indicated that he'll sign the eco-friendly legislation. But it's not without its naysayers.

PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill, disappointing Pa.’s Dean & Fitzpatrick

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., has pledged to bring a stand-alone package of stronger PFAS provisions to the House floor in January.

Putting the ‘conserve’ in ‘conservative,’ Republican-leaning enviros gather in Harrisburg

A right-leaning organization is in Harrisburg this week to try and put a new, conservative face on green energy policies.The Pennsylvania Conservative Environmental Forum, or PennCEF, is meeting in a downtown Harrisburg hotel, where...

Metcalfe to join Pennsylvania panel that reviews plan for climate action

One of the General Assembly’s most vocal climate change skeptics has been tapped to review state plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Pa.’s Casey, who wants Trump impeached, votes to confirm POTUS’ pick to run U.S....

The Scranton Democrat, who's been in the vanguard of calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, voted to confirm Trump's pick for Energy Secretary.

Superfund task force visits Philadelphia environmental education center

Federal environmental protection authorities are viewing the successful transformation of a formerly contaminated site in West Philadelphia as a model for transforming brownfields.

What’s behind McConnell’s support for coal miners’ pension bailout? Political self-preservation, most likely |...

The Senate's top Republican is up for re-election in 2020 and faces a stiff Democratic challenge.

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.

Here’s how Pa. lawmakers are waging a multifront war against PFAS contamination

Used in tape, nonstick pans, microwave popcorn bags and other everyday products, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are linked to cancer, decreased fertility, developmental delays and other health problems.

Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change

WASHINGTON — Sixty of the most contaminated sites in Pennsylvania are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent...