clean-air

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2021

Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.

‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change

BY: - August 6, 2021

“We’re going to do things to reduce climate emissions, but we’re going to spend more in ways that we know increase them,” one expert said

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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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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.

Two large air pollution sources will soon be offline. Will Allegheny County’s air quality future be as clean as it can be?

BY: - June 25, 2021

Pittsburgh consistently ranks as one of the worst regions for air quality in the U.S., usually matching the smoggy cities of California’s central valley.