Energy & Environment

Why doesn’t the threat of global climate change get that Y2K apocalyptic urgency? |...

Out of base selfishness and willful blindness, we are bequeathing a permanently compromised planet to all those generations who come after us.

Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion

The fine is one of the largest ever brought by the state, but also lifts an 11-month moratorium on state approval for Energy Transfer Partner pipeline construction permits.

Trade unions join the fight against Wolf’s interstate initiative to limit carbon emissions

Lawmakers opposed to Pennsylvania entering an interstate compact limiting carbon emissions have gained a valuable ally — building trade unions.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of a potential fracking ban in...

A new report warns that Pa. could lose as many as 600,000 jobs if the state ever banned fracking, the controversial practice used to extract natural gas from the earth.

State oversight panel greenlights Wolf’s methane regulations

A state environmental oversight panel has given its approval to the Wolf administration’s efforts to contain methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration.

Philly Council passes long-awaited ban on single-use plastic bags

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has indicated that he'll sign the eco-friendly legislation. But it's not without its naysayers.

PFAS provisions struck from must-pass defense bill, disappointing Pa.’s Dean & Fitzpatrick

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., has pledged to bring a stand-alone package of stronger PFAS provisions to the House floor in January.

Putting the ‘conserve’ in ‘conservative,’ Republican-leaning enviros gather in Harrisburg

A right-leaning organization is in Harrisburg this week to try and put a new, conservative face on green energy policies.The Pennsylvania Conservative Environmental Forum, or PennCEF, is meeting in a downtown Harrisburg hotel, where...

Metcalfe to join Pennsylvania panel that reviews plan for climate action

One of the General Assembly’s most vocal climate change skeptics has been tapped to review state plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Pa.’s Casey, who wants Trump impeached, votes to confirm POTUS’ pick to run U.S....

The Scranton Democrat, who's been in the vanguard of calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, voted to confirm Trump's pick for Energy Secretary.