Energy & Environment

In grand jury report, Shapiro calls out gas drillers; faults Pa. for not adequately...

After two years of investigation, Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a grand jury report Thursday taking aim at the state’s natural gas industry.The report calls out what he says is the corporate negligence that...

We need to stop EPA’s ‘COVID made me do it’ defense for polluters |...

The EPA, once an agency of conservation and public health protection, has been taken over by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler.

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants

The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.

Citing executive overreach, House committee advances bill blocking Pa. from joining RGGI

The House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee voted 16-8 to advance HB 2025 or the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap-and-Trade Authorization Act, which would require legislative approval before joining a multi-state agreement. 

Could a new federal agency revive the Great Lakes region?

A veteran Democratic lawmaker is devising a plan for a massive influx of federal aid to boost the region, which has suffered losses over the last decade.

Joining RGGI will help Pa.’s economy grow smarter — and healthier | Opinion

By joining RGGI, the Commonwealth would be taking steps to ensure that all Pennsylvanians reap the benefits of a clean economy.
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U.S. EPA boss slams Chesapeake Bay lawsuit as ‘frivolous’ 

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler warned that the legal action will hamstring efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. 

Virginia, Md. D.C. to sue EPA for failing to make sure Pa. meets Chesapeake...

The lawsuits will center on deficiencies in Pennsylvania and New York’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, which were submitted to the EPA for review in August 2019. 

Stacey Abrams part of new group targeting climate voters in Pa. in 2020 |...

Former Clinton/Obama aide John Podesta is also part of the push into critical battleground states as progressives try to motivate swing state voters.

As Pa. emerges from shutdown, climate activists see parallels and opportunities

The Better Path Coalition, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, are hoping that others will see the opportunity to address climate change head-on as the state gradually opens up.