Energy & Environment

Southeast Republicans, unified Dems in the House find common ground: opposing mandatory regulation slashing

Environmental allies celebrated a rare Harrisburg victory this week when the newly emboldened Democratic caucus in the state House, with the help of a few Republican holdouts, voted down a GOP bill to slash...

Bucking Trump, Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill supporting Paris...

Thursday's vote is a largely a symbolic rebuke to Trump, who announced in 2017 that he’d withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris accord the Obama administration helped broker in 2015.

‘There’s a water crisis in Pennsylvania’: Environmental advocates call for clean water funding

Environmental advocates on Wednesday presented a grim picture of polluted streams, plastic-filled rivers, and underfunded state departments as they called on the Legislature to pony up more money for clean water programs.But the Capitol...

Pa. lawmakers should consider this Senate alternative to a nuke bailout | Opinion

While it’s true that nuclear generation doesn’t emit greenhouse gases, there are several important reasons why I feel this is the wrong way to go.

Is this the best way to regulate eScooters? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

You can't halt progress. But you can look silly on a scooter.

Top environmental official’s reconfirmation hearing delayed over pipeline concerns  

This story was updated on Tuesday, April 30 to include a statement from a DEP spokesperson.A state Senate committee postponed a planned confirmation hearing for one of Pennsylvania’s top environmental officials, after a bipartisan...

Restore or reenergize? Turzai, House GOP offer plan for natural gas-based state economy

Preaching “jobs, jobs, jobs,” state House Speaker Mike Turzai and other House Republicans rolled out a package of bills Monday that they say will expand the manufacturing potential of the shale gas boom.

‘We can’t afford to wait,’ Wolf, lawmakers say as Pa. rolls out its plan...

On Monday, Pennsylvania joined with 24 other states, with Republican and Democratic governors, to fight climate change

So about that fallout from the nukes bill | Editorial Cartoon

You'll find the mushroom cloud of anger over the ratepayers heads.
Rep. Thomas Mehaffie unveils his proposal for Pennsylvania's nuclear industry at an ironworkers' union hall in Harrisburg.

Fossil fuel industry group-backed poll finds Pennsylvanians uninformed about nuke proposal, skeptical when educated

A poll funded by a fossil fuel-boosting organization shows 77 percent of Pennsylvanians have heard little or nothing about a deal that would aid the state’s nuclear industry at the expense of consumers. The poll...