Energy & Environment

Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities. That’s a challenge for public...

rban shrinkage can be bad for drinking water in two ways: through aging infrastructure and reduced water demand.

These Pa. schoolkids wanted people to skip using plastic straws for a day. They...

Some suburban Philly fourth graders had a plan to help the environment. It didn't take long for things to go to (Eastern) hellbender.

Wolf makes closing pitch for infrastructure plan ahead of start of budget season

Gov. Tom Wolf closed out his tour of Pennsylvania's flood-ravaged boroughs and rusted out mill towns in a place that's neither flood-ravaged nor rusted out.Standing in the gilded state Capitol, where he was surrounded...

Lawmakers are right not to fall for Exelon’s heavy-handed tactics | Opinion

The issue is not that Exelon won't be making money if Three Mile Island closes. It's just that it won't be making as much money. That's not a good argument.

‘We can’t ask any questions:’ Environmental official gets OK from Senate committee over pipeline...

A committee advanced Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s nomination to the full Senate, over the objections of Sens. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester, and Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery.

Three Mile Island will close this fall, as time runs out for Legislature to...

One of the Republican lawmakers pushing a bill to aid the state's nuclear industry said Wednesday "there is not sufficient support to advance a proposal in time" to keep Three Mile Island in Dauphin County open.

Pa. U.S. Reps. Boyle, Fitzpatrick want to force federal action on PFAS

Two Pennsylvania congressmen joined forces this week with a colleague from Michigan to try to compel federal action on PFAS, an industrial chemical compound that’s contaminated drinking water across the state and nation.A bill...

Southeast Republicans, unified Dems in the House find common ground: opposing mandatory regulation slashing

Environmental allies celebrated a rare Harrisburg victory this week when the newly emboldened Democratic caucus in the state House, with the help of a few Republican holdouts, voted down a GOP bill to slash...

Bucking Trump, Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill supporting Paris...

Thursday's vote is a largely a symbolic rebuke to Trump, who announced in 2017 that he’d withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris accord the Obama administration helped broker in 2015.