Energy & Environment

Grand jury report on fracking should be a catalyst for change. This is why...

Read the report. And then ask yourself this simple question: would you let your family live in a community with fracking?

These are the 10 most popular Pennsylvania state parks

Take a look at this list, based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s Bureau of State Parks. 

Pa. lawmakers join bipartisan vote on public lands bill; Trump to sign it

The bill would provide $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog and provide permanent funding at $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Lawmakers seeking to crack down on toxic chemicals suffer another setback

The Senate isn’t expected to include a provision creating a national drinking standard in its version of the bill.

After closed door dealings, General Assembly sends Wolf revised nat. gas tax credit bill;...

The proposal, a limited version of a bill Wolf vetoed this spring, would provide upwards of $600 million in tax breaks to, at most, four manufacturing facilities that use Pennsylvania-drilled methane gas to produce fertilizer or other products.

To build an energy efficient economy, Pa. needs to join regional greenhouse gas compact...

At a time when state budgets are crunched, $300 million from RGGI proceeds could provide a critical infusion into the economy.

Lockdown got you down? Get out on Pa.’s rail trails for your health and...

Take advantage of Pa.’s rail trails and encourage their further development. They benefit the economy, the environment, and the health of our communities.

Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority....

It’s a political trick as old as time in Harrisburg: Force Democrats into a tight spot by pitting environmentalists against labor.

In bipartisan vote, House blocks Wolf from entering regional climate initiative; Senate vote awaits

The bill, which cleared the House without a veto-proof majority still needs a vote in the Senate. Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the legislation.

Legislative plastic bag study utilized industry research, finds fee effective,

A state-funded analysis on single-use plastic bag bans requested by a powerful state Senator quoted an industry-sponsored expert and cited research funded by a bag manufacturer in the lawmaker’s own backyard.But the report still...