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COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

Wolf, Chesapeake Guvs. want $737M to help farmers to fight climate change | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - September 8, 2021

The move was welcomed by environmentalists, who say more needs to be done

COMMENTARY

Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens

BY: - September 6, 2021

If chemical manufacturers won’t voluntarily rein them in and clean them up (unlikely), our government must step in.

‘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

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

U.S. House passes PFAS bill regulating ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

BY: and - July 22, 2021

(*This story was updated at 12:03 p.m. on Thursday, 7/22/21, to correctly note that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, was marked ‘non-voting’ on the PFAS bill.) WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation that would regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, as well as designate two types of those toxic chemicals […]

As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push back

BY: - July 20, 2021

Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers move to regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water.

U.S. House to vote on next week on expanding PFAS regulation impacting Pa., other states, backers say

BY: - July 15, 2021

“These manufacturers that make tens of billions of dollars selling this chemical, they ought to be the ones paying for cleanup. It should not be borne by the taxpayer, anybody else,” U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said.

COMMENTARY

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.

U.S. House panel approves legislation to clean up toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in Pa., nationwide

BY: - June 24, 2021

The bill includes an annual $200 million grant to water utilities and wastewater facilities to treat PFAS over four years.

Suburban Philly activist, local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

BY: - June 9, 2021

An independent panel of scientists found a probable link between exposure to PFOA and PFOS and multiple health problems, such as high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and testicular and kidney cancer. 

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Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the U.S. – including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.