Energy & Environment

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...

Pa. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Michigan Dem push EPA to regulate PFAS in drinking water

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich., wrote for help to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.

Bipartisan bill would expand access to solar energy in Pennsylvania

A bill backed by a diverse collection of lawmakers — from urban Democrats to rural Central Pennsylvania Republicans — would let homeowners buy into shared solar power projects far away from home.The legislation, HB...

Here’s what ‘Green New Deal’ advocates can learn from the 2009 stimulus | Opinion

An ambitious carbon tax could promote broad and deep economy-wide emission reductions today and the far-reaching innovation necessary to transform the energy foundation of the U.S. economy.

How many times are we going to bailout Three Mile Island? | Opinion

If consumers already paid to build Pennsylvania’s nuclear plants, and then paid off the debt on the nuclear plants, why does Three Mile Island need yet another bailout?

State lawmakers question Wolf admin’s plan to fund environmental agencies

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee made the heads of Pennsylvania's chief environmental agencies defend a controversial funding shift Thursday.In his 2019-20 budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed reducing general fund spending on...