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COMMENTARY

DEP steamrolling power plant approval is out of step with agency rhetoric | Opinion

BY: - July 28, 2021

The agency must reopen the public comment period for a proposed pipeline in Clinton County

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Joining RGGI will strengthen Pennsylvania’s recovery | Opinion

BY: - July 15, 2021

Joining RGGI will lead to more facilities taking steps to improve how they manage energy use and install more efficient equipment.

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With wind and solar potential, Pennsylvania should lead toward renewable future | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2021

There are several actions that our elected officials in Harrisburg can take to lean into clean energy during the current legislative session in the state Capitol.

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For our future, Pa. needs a robust Civilian Conservation Corps | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2021

Pa. needs a federal CCC because we need to close all our orphaned mine wells, replant all our trees, and transition our energy and transportation infrastructures.

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Thanks to stimulus funding, Pa. has a chance to Grow Greener again. We can’t miss it | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2021

Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generation yet to come.

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Together, we can choose a different future for Appalachian communities | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2021

We need an ambitious national policy agenda that supports the people and places hit hardest by our changing economy.

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How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2021

By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Evidence shows that many Americans are eager to […]

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Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself. So why aren’t more companies doing it? | Opinion

BY: - May 10, 2021

The world will have to stop building more fossil fuel infrastructure. The better route is to be responsible now and take care of the climate rather than counting on cleaning up the mess later.

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Here’s how to build a more equitable future for Pa. with clean energy | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

By targeting the benefits of clean energy investments to low-income households and communities exiting the fossil fuel industry, DEP can lift families out of energy poverty, improve public health, and build local wealth.

COMMENTARY

Chesapeake Energy’s settlement doesn’t far enough. This chronic polluter must be shut down | Opinion

BY: - April 15, 2021

Chesapeake readily admits to damming streams and filling in wetlands here in Pennsylvania. It’s clear the company sees these violations, and the fines that come with them, as merely the cost of doing business.

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Here’s how Pa.’s clean energy businesses are poised to grow a local energy economy | Opinion

BY: - April 5, 2021

For more than a decade, Pennsylvania has sat on the sidelines as neighboring states enjoy the benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Landmark climate policy faces growing claims of environmental racism | Analysis

BY: - January 4, 2021

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection noted that cap-and-trade will not solve the climate crisis on its own, touting its enforcement of other air pollution regulations.