Energy & Environment

In one-sided hearing, coal workers lay out dire stakes for cap-and-trade

Opponents described the plan as a “nuclear tipped cruise missile” aimed at the coal power industry. Republicans have discussed going to court to stop it.

Pa. Lawmakers send natural gas tax credit for Wolf, who’s promised veto

Setting the stage for a gubernatorial veto and potential override showdown, state lawmakers have approved a $450 million tax credit designed to bring methane processing plants to northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wolf promises veto on natural gas tax incentive

Gov. Tom Wolf has pledged to veto a bill offering millions of dollars in tax credits to businesses that build new petrochemical or fertilizer production plants in Northeastern Pennsylvania

With eye on climate future, Pennsylvania makes allowances in cap-and-trade proposal for fossil fuel...

The rules, posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last week, would give free carbon credits to power plants that burn coal waste, which covers thousands of acres with black smoot while polluting streams.

#PABudget2020: Climate action is here and Pennsylvania is entering the race | Opinion

Given a lack of federal leadership to reduce greenhouse emissions, Pennsylvania has moved to join our neighboring states in taking real action on climate.

New F&M poll: Pennsylvania voters split on fracking

Pennsylvania voters are split nearly down the middle on an environmental issue that could be vital in the 2020 presidential election. Registered voters in the Keystone State have no clear consensus on the costs and...

Wolf renews push for RESTORE PA plan ahead of budget talks

During a stop at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, Wolf called on lawmakers to pass his stalled, $4.5 billion infrastructure bill, arguing that the start of budget season and the state’s approaching rainy season is a perfect time to revive it.

Cap and trade for your car? Pa. is looking at limiting transportation emissions

The proposal, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, does not originate with him. Pennsylvania was one of 11 states in 2010 to commence a study of how to slash carbon emissions from vehicles.

Defined by its three rivers, Pittsburgh must continue to fight for clean water |...

Half of America’s rivers and streams are still degraded and considered impaired. We must not let the Clean Water Act be gutted by wrong-headed rule making.

New report finds PFAS exposure much more widespread than previously reported | Thursday Morning...

Researchers have found the 'Forever Chemicals' in New York, D.C., and other major cities.