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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.

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Climate change is affecting us all, increasingly those of us in Philadelphia | Opinion

BY: - December 29, 2020

There is reason for hope on federal methane policy next year as we all seek to turn the page on a devastating and traumatic 2020.

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Pa. doesn’t have to choose between good jobs and a healthy environment | Opinion

BY: - December 1, 2020

It’s essential that all elected officials recognize that a majority of workers and Pennsylvania voters support commonsense steps to protect and promote jobs in tandem with safeguarding our environment.

Pgh. Mayor Bill Peduto unveils a plan to help the Ohio Valley transition from fossil fuels

BY: - November 19, 2020

Last week, he introduced his “Marshall Plan for Middle America,” which looks to provide a road map for investment in renewable energy through federal funds, private corporations with public guidance from local governments, and input from universities.

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Instead of fighting him, lawmakers should help Gov. Wolf promote a cleaner, healthier future for all

BY: - September 25, 2020

The Legislature is acting as if the fossil fuel generation market is healthy and sustainable and nothing needs to be done.

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Letting Pa. join regional greenhouse gas compact makes economic and environmental sense | Opinion

BY: - September 16, 2020

We’re one step closer toward meaningfully addressing climate change in the Commonwealth – but we have a long way to go.

Pa. environmental board approves plan to limit carbon from power plants; Wolf admin sets 2022 target date

BY: - September 15, 2020

The Environmental Quality Board voted 13-6 Tuesday to let Pennsylvania enter the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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We shouldn’t have to choose between a clean environment and more jobs. We can have both | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2020

We need real dialogue that understands energy jobs and environmental concerns are not mutually exclusive. It's not an either/or proposition.

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COVID-19 is a wake-up call: It’s high time for action on our climate crisis | Opinion

BY: - September 1, 2020

We are at a crossroads. Let’s put people’s health and safety first, and get ahead of the next crisis while responding to this one.

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Pa.’s building trade unions need to be allies, not opponents, of a cleaner climate | Opinion

BY: - August 18, 2020

Union leaders understandably want to protect jobs, But Democratic legislators must resist this union pressure and vote with a broader societal focus.

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

BY: - July 26, 2020

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

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

BY: - July 14, 2020

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