Energy & Environment

Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants

BY: - April 22, 2022

Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]

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White House: Pa. to receive additional $19.3M to help cover home energy costs

BY: - April 21, 2022

The money is included in the more than $385 million the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is releasing to states through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

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We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.

28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline

BY: - April 20, 2022

The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.

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Department of Interior announces funding opportunity for tribal communities to address climate change

BY: - April 20, 2022

By Shondiin Silversmith Tribal nations across the country have the opportunity to receive funding to address the unique impacts climate change has within their communities. “As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” Interior Secretary Deb […]

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EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 20, 2022

Despite the criticism, state officials say they remain committed to holding up their end of the bargain.

Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage | Analysis

BY: - April 20, 2022

If some cities and counties are successful, advocates expect a deluge of others to file suits.

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Investing in the future is not radical environmentalism | Opinion

BY: - April 19, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve an honest dialogue about what interests are really driving the climate debate in our state.

The state of emissions in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 18, 2022

In its 278-page 2021 Pennsylvania Climate Change Action Plan, the Department of Environmental Protection noted that as of 2017, the most recent year for which data were  available at the time of the report, Pennsylvania has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 19.2 percent - 6.8 percent away from its 2025 goal. 

These are the meaningful actions Pennsylvanians can take this Earth Month

BY: - April 17, 2022

“There are many small but meaningful actions we can take to improve the health of the natural ecosystem we depend on,” Deborah Klenotic, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection told the Capital-Star. 

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend

BY: - April 16, 2022

Some state agencies fared better than others when it came to energy use in 2021. 

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Pa.’s refusal to pay legal stormwater fees unfairly burdens residential, commercial ratepayers

BY: - April 13, 2022

Taxpayers are on the hook for for upgrades to outdated and undersized water and wastewater infrastructure.