Energy & Environment

Virginia lawmaker’s bill would make the U.S. 100 percent clean energy-reliant by 2030

The plan by U.S. Rep. Don McEachin , of Richmond, would require economy-wide, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Here’s how Pa. lawmakers are waging a multifront war against PFAS contamination

Used in tape, nonstick pans, microwave popcorn bags and other everyday products, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are linked to cancer, decreased fertility, developmental delays and other health problems.

Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change

WASHINGTON — Sixty of the most contaminated sites in Pennsylvania are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent...

Opponents of cap-and-trade contemplate legislative, legal options to stop RGGI

Tax carbon? You’re gonna need a bill for that.It’s a message that Republicans — and some Democrats — have hammered home ever since Gov. Tom Wolf announced in early October he was forging ahead...

DePasquale: Climate change costing Pa. millions in infrastructure damage, but there’s a fix

The Democrat's office rolled out a new report that contains nine recommendations for the state to get ahead of the issue that he said poses a long-term threat to public safety.

In radio interview, Wolf breaks with Pittsburgh’s Peduto on nat gas, enraging environmentalists

A war of words between labor and environmentalists — with Democrats in the middle — roared back into the spotlight Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf waded in, saying that more petrochemical development was “exactly...

Report: FBI opens corruption probe of how Wolf administration issued pipeline permits

Environmental advocates have long raised concerns about the Mariner East pipeline project, which carries western Pennsylvania-produced natural gas to a suburban Philadelphia facility for export.

Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with |...

To cut off Republican objections to a carbon tax, its authors need to do the obvious thing: Return the money to the people. The urgency is too great.

As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition. Here’s how to make...

Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?

Bill that allows hunting in Pennsylvania on three Sundays a year is closer to...

The bill pitted rural lawmakers, hoping to keep countrysides clear of orange vested hunters for at least one day a week, against the National Rifle Association and pro-hunting groups.