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Pa. enviros assail Trump’s move to block states from setting tougher car emissions rules

The administration's shift in standards is 'unlawful' and will cost tens of thousands of American jobs. The White House will release more details Thursday.

Pa. environmental board will vet proposed rules restricting potent greenhouse gas emissions

Three years after they were first announced, new regulations restricting methane emissions from existing natural gas wells will get a hearing before a statewide rulemaking body this year, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Tuesday.The...

Toledo voters just gave legal rights to Lake Erie: That’s an important step toward...

Other countries have given lakes, rivers and other resources legal rights. This Ohio city is a test case on whether this approach can work in the U.S.

Pennsylvania doesn’t need to allow Sunday hunting. This is why | Opinion

By Vince PhillipsAs expected, a Sept. 10 House Game & Fisheries Committee hearing on whether to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania showed strong contrasts between proponents and those seeking to preserve the status quo...

It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer | Opinion

An Aug. 5 explosion in Chester County wasn't the beginning of the harms from Mariner East. But it should be the beginning of the pipeline's end.

Enviros fume as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan downplays rift with Pa. over Chesapeake cleanup

Just a week ago, the Republican complained bitterly that Pennsylvania was falling short of its requirements to reduce nitrogen in state waterways and had a $320 million funding gap to meet federally mandated cleanup goals.

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all |...

We can solve this crisis with better enforcement, stricter sampling protocols, revised federal regulations and more funding for state agencies.

Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends

Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an 11-member commission of gubernatorial and General Assembly appointees — not by lawmakers — come 2021, a panel convened by Gov. Tom Wolf recommended...
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Maryland Gov. Hogan to Wolf: Pa. needs to up its game on Chesapeake Bay...

In a sternly worded letter, GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland "urgently needs a more complete and comprehensive commitment from Pennsylvania."

Gov. Wolf touted near-majority backing for his infrastructure plan in June. Environmental advocates are...

Restore PA bills in the House and Senate have lost two co-sponsors each.