Energy & Environment

Pa. lawmakers are skeptical of a proposed nuclear rescue. Could more solar panels and...

The plan by Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, would add the nuclear industry into the state’s existing alternative energy portfolio.
Rep. Thomas Mehaffie unveils his proposal for Pennsylvania's nuclear industry at an ironworkers' union hall in Harrisburg.

Consumers would foot the bill to prop up Pa.’s ailing nuke plants under state...

LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP -- Capping years of effort and millions of dollars in lobbying by the energy industry, a Pennsylvania lawmaker on Monday rolled out his plan to keep the state’s nuclear power plants...

Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wants EPA to get tough in efforts to clean...

The Trump EPA announced an “action plan” in February to address the health problems, but some lawmakers say that isn’t enough.

5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time |...

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.

Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion

An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.

Say it with us: Weather isn’t climate | Monday Morning Coffee

Good Snowy Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers.This weekend's spate of snowy weather has us thinking about climate change - mainly, why are we even debating this any more? Just about every civilized nation on earth...

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation gets middling marks from conservationists

When it comes to votes supporting the environment, Pennsylvania's 18 U.S. representatives and its two senators were perfectly average, a new legislative report card has found.The 2018 votes tracked by The League of Conservation...

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, e-scooters could be coming to a Pennsylvania city near...

A big city Democrat and a central Pennsylvania Republican are teaming up with a former Uber lobbyist to open Pennsylvania up to electric scooter-sharing companies like Lime.San Francisco-based Lime already has pilot programs lined...

Winter weather swings could make potholes worse than usual, PennDOT says

If you thought Pennsylvania’s roads couldn’t get any worse, the state’s top transportation expert has bad news for you.Pennsylvania transportation Secretary Leslie Richards told the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday that her office is expecting...

Pa. Health department wants $1.4 million for new staff to tackle PFAS contamination

The state Department of Health wants to hire new staff — including epidemiologists, chemists, and toxicologists — to start a new environmental health effort, according to Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.Levine revealed the planned...