Energy & Environment

Here’s what ‘Green New Deal’ advocates can learn from the 2009 stimulus | Opinion

An ambitious carbon tax could promote broad and deep economy-wide emission reductions today and the far-reaching innovation necessary to transform the energy foundation of the U.S. economy.

How many times are we going to bailout Three Mile Island? | Opinion

If consumers already paid to build Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants, and then paid off the debt on the nuclear plants, why does Three Mile Island need yet another bailout?

State lawmakers question Wolf admin’s plan to fund environmental agencies

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee made the heads of Pennsylvania's chief environmental agencies defend a controversial funding shift Thursday.In his 2019-20 budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed reducing general fund spending on...

Should lawmakers prop up Pennsylvania’s struggling nuclear industry? The debate, explained

When you turned on the lights in your house this morning, there’s a good chance the electricity came from a nuclear power plant.Nuclear energy has been Pennsylvania’s largest energy source for decades. But...

Bucks County GOP U.S. Rep. Fitzpatrick joins with Dems to snub Trump on climate...

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick was the lone Republican in a group of 59 House lawmakers supporting a symbolic rebuke of President Trump’s international climate change policies.Fitzpatrick, a moderate Republican whose Bucks...

Pa. government presses pause on permits for Mariner East 2 pipeline parent company

Pennsylvania's state environmental protection agency is temporarily blocking permits from Energy Transfer Partners in response to numerous complaints about the company's Mariner East 2 pipeline and an September explosion in Beaver County."There has been...

‘Not a climate bill’: Environmental group pans proposed nuclear deal

Environmental groups are emerging as early critics of a proposed bailout of Pennsylvania's nuclear industry, a policy that state lawmakers are expected to debate early this year.The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New...

Environmental advocates worry over creative math in Wolf’s budget

A look at Wolf's budget proposal shows nearly $63 million in cuts to the two departments responsible for environmental tasks.