Energy & Environment


The East Palestine disaster could happen anywhere in Pennsylvania | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2023

This was no unexpected event or unpredictable tragedy. It was a ticking time bomb.

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

The nation’s biggest electric capacity market needs fixing, critics say

BY: - March 15, 2023

The massive PJM covers more than a dozen states -- including Pennsylvania

EPA proposes new rule to crack down on PFAS, forever chemicals in our water

BY: - March 14, 2023

Regulators anticipate the rule, if fully implemented, 'will prevent tens of thousands of serious PFAS-attributable illnesses or deaths.'


U.S. House votes to roll back Biden’s WOTUS rule

BY: - March 10, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, of the Bucks County-based 1st District, was the sole Republican to oppose it.


This is the time for Pennsylvanians to pipe up on lead removal | Opinion

BY: - March 9, 2023

Pennsylvania American Water has replaced more than 250 lead service lines in our service territory, and plans to invest approximately $15M this year to replace even more.


Regulating ‘forever chemicals’: 3 essential reads on PFAS | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release a draft regulation limiting two fluorinated chemicals, known by the abbreviations PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Pa. House Dems call on Congress, feds to toughen regs on toxic trains | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 6, 2023

Pennsylvanians and other Americans at risk from the trains 'deserve better,' the lawmakers said.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman join bill aimed at preventing future train derailments

BY: - March 1, 2023

U.S.  Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman of Pennsylvania joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introducing new legislation aimed at preventing future freight train derailments like the one last month in East Palestine, Ohio. 


Why were you live determines how well environmental laws protect your health | Opinion

BY: - March 1, 2023

State policy choices have become more important as the federal government has retreated from major environmental health lawmaking.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Pa.’s Deluzio, California’s Khanna look to beef up regs for toxic trains

BY: - March 1, 2023

The DERAIL Act would also require railroads to take safety precautions, including slower speeds, newer rail cars, better braking equipment and required reporting when carrying hazardous materials across the country.

Pa. Lt. Gov. Davis says Congress needs to step up in Ohio train derailment | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 28, 2023

'There are clearly laws and regulations that need to be changed,' Davis, a former W.Pa lawmaker, said.