Energy & Environment

Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change

WASHINGTON — Sixty of the most contaminated sites in Pennsylvania are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent...

Opponents of cap-and-trade contemplate legislative, legal options to stop RGGI

Tax carbon? You’re gonna need a bill for that. It’s a message that Republicans — and some Democrats — have hammered home ever since Gov. Tom Wolf announced in early October he was forging ahead...

DePasquale: Climate change costing Pa. millions in infrastructure damage, but there’s a fix

The Democrat's office rolled out a new report that contains nine recommendations for the state to get ahead of the issue that he said poses a long-term threat to public safety.

In radio interview, Wolf breaks with Pittsburgh’s Peduto on nat gas, enraging environmentalists

A war of words between labor and environmentalists — with Democrats in the middle — roared back into the spotlight Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf waded in, saying that more petrochemical development was “exactly...

Report: FBI opens corruption probe of how Wolf administration issued pipeline permits

Environmental advocates have long raised concerns about the Mariner East pipeline project, which carries western Pennsylvania-produced natural gas to a suburban Philadelphia facility for export.

Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with |...

To cut off Republican objections to a carbon tax, its authors need to do the obvious thing: Return the money to the people. The urgency is too great.

As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition. Here’s how to make...

Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?

Bill that allows hunting in Pennsylvania on three Sundays a year is closer to...

The bill pitted rural lawmakers, hoping to keep countrysides clear of orange vested hunters for at least one day a week, against the National Rifle Association and pro-hunting groups.

How better batteries are fueling a surge of electric scooters in India and China...

In the developing world, electric two-wheelers have the potential to spread quickly – if batteries continue to improve on performance and cost.

‘The stakes are too high’: Climate skeptics meet their own critics at state House...

The third hearing on climate change featuring dissenting voices this year led at least one Democratic lawmaker to walk out.