Energy & Environment

Congressional panel splits on regulation of ‘orphaned’ oil and gas wells

The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing was held to consider a bill introduced by Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez, D-N.M., that would authorize $8 billion over 10 years to reclaim oil and gas wells that were abandoned by defunct companies and not properly cleaned up. The measure represents a first step in a priority laid out in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure and jobs plan late last month.

These are the greenest states in the U.S. How’d Pa. do? | Friday Morning...

A big part of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan calls for a cleaner environment and a pivot away from fossil fuels. Some states already are moving on their own.

Nearly 60M Americans don’t drink their tap water, research suggests. Here’s why that’s a...

New research finds that tap water avoidance is on the rise in the US, especially among minorities. An expert on water and health calls for better public education about water quality and testing.

Chesapeake Energy’s settlement doesn’t far enough. This chronic polluter must be shut down |...

Chesapeake readily admits to damming streams and filling in wetlands here in Pennsylvania. It’s clear the company sees these violations, and the fines that come with them, as merely the cost of doing business.

Los funcionarios estatales le advierten a los residentes ahora que Pa. entra en la...

El martes, los funcionarios del Departamento de Conservación y Recursos Naturales de Pensilvania (DCNR) le advirtieron a los residentes que pueden estar realizando actividades al aire libre a medida que el clima se calienta que tengan cuidado con las condiciones secas y ventosas, que podrían avivar las brasas y las fogatas y convertirse en incendios forestales.

State officials warn residents as Pa. enters peak wildfire season

On Tuesday, officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) cautioned residents who may be taking up outdoor pursuits as the weather warms to beware dry and windy conditions, which could fan embers and campfires into full-blown forest fires. 

‘Not just climate change’: An activist explains how Biden’s infrastructure plan improves the environment...

'This is probably the single biggest action ever taken by our country to address environmental issues," says Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Pa.’s clean energy businesses are poised to grow a local energy economy |...

For more than a decade, Pennsylvania has sat on the sidelines as neighboring states enjoy the benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Biden pairs ‘down payment’ on climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure

Among Biden’s core campaign promises last year was to address both the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

Pa. federal court fight over Delaware River fracking ban heats up | Wednesday Morning...

Lawmakers in the state Senate are squaring off in federal court over the fracking ban approved by the Delaware River Basin Commission.