Energy & Environment

Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis

Asthma is likely the most common chronic disease in childhood, according to the World Health Organization.

State senator wants to block sale of Pa.-produced natural gas to anti-fracking neighbors

As Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry has boomed, neighboring states including New York, New Jersey, and Maryland have taken steps to curtail gas drilling and infrastructure.Now, a state senator wants to prevent them from purchasing...

Six Pa. House members voted against naming the Eastern hellbender the state amphibian. Why?

After two years of inter-chamber warfare, the Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday to make the Eastern hellbender, a foot-long salamander native to the Keystone state’s creeks and streams, the commonwealth's official amphibian. The proposal originated in...

What are PFAS chemicals and what is Pennsylvania doing about them?

Here’s a look at what PFAS chemicals are, and what Pennsylvania is doing to eradicate them from water and soil.

Pa. environmental regulatory review board OKs study of cap and trade

A state regulatory review board asked the Department of Environmental Protection to review a proposal from environmental groups to set up a cap and trade system in Pennsylvania.The Environmental Quality Board, which enacts state...

Subsidies are in the spotlight as fossil fuel industries hammer proposed Pa. nuclear deal

Advocates for Pennsylvania's influential natural gas and coal industries laid into the nuclear industry during a Monday hearing on Pennsylvania’s proposed nuclear deal that would treat the industry’s five plants like solar, wind, and...

These are the 5 most — and least — green states in the country...

Pennsylvania actually does better than you'd think.

Advisory committee approves controversial emissions regulation offered by Wolf administration

A state advisory committee voted Thursday to advance a new regulation on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, despite concerns among environmental groups that it does not do enough to...
Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, testified before the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.

A former governor supports a bill to aid Pa.’s nuclear industry, but a Senate...

Now that it’s been 15 years since he championed Pennsylvania’s clean energy law, Gov. Ed Rendell wishes he could go back in time and change a few things.