clean-air

N.J. implements new rules targeting power plants

BY: - January 4, 2023

The rules require new power plants to keep their hourly carbon dioxide emissions below 860 megawatts per hour, ban the sale of certain fuel oil, and limit applications of fossil fuel generating units.

COMMENTARY

EPA needs to finalize strong, comprehensive methane standards. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - December 28, 2022

For multiple reasons, Pennsylvanians truly have the most to benefit from this federal rule-making.

American aluminum plants are bigger polluters than some abroad. Why?

BY: - December 27, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act could spur revitalization of declining U.S. aluminum industry that is critical to national security.

Report: Environmental enforcement has fallen off under Biden

BY: - December 23, 2022

The civil enforcement cases closed by the Democratic White House is the 'lowest number in at least 22 years.'

Pa. legislators stall emissions regulation

BY: - August 16, 2022

The state risks health and highway funding if it doesn’t pass regulations on oil and gas pollution.

U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden

BY: and - June 30, 2022

The ruling 'undercuts good-faith efforts to fight climate change and protect clean air but that does not mean we will stop fighting,' acting DEP Secretary Ramez Ziadeh said.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

COMMENTARY

Carbon credit opponents play cynical games with dangerous costs | Opinion

BY: - March 28, 2022

Pennsylvania’s participation in a regional greenhouse gas initiative could raise $250M in just one or two quarters alone.

Allegheny Co. hits U.S. Steel with historic $1.8M fine for ‘rotten egg’ pollution

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Jordana Rosenfeld The Allegheny County Health Department has issued U.S. Steel a fine of over $1.8 million for emissions it says causes a “rotten egg” smell and created “longstanding quality of life complaints from residents.” County officials announced the fine on Monday, finding that U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Plant had logged more than 2,000 […]

COMMENTARY

This U.S. Supreme Court case could hamstring the EPA’s regulatory power | Opinion

BY: - February 21, 2022

Keep an eye on this high-profile legal fight over greenhouse gas emissions

COMMENTARY

Hey, Congress, climate change is a health care crisis. Treat it like one | Opinion

BY: - December 3, 2021

Increased levels of ozone are linked to a multitude of health issues.

COMMENTARY

Climate change is a justice issue: These 6 charts show why | Opinion

BY: - November 5, 2021

The debate over -- and the search for answers to -- these issues will continue long after the climate summit in Glasgow is over.