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White House launches new push to help states remove lead pipes that carry drinking water

BY: - January 29, 2023

Erie County and Pittsburgh are among the communities set to participate in the program, according to the White House.

Inside the 14-year battle to secure a water line for fracking’s ‘Ground Zero’ in Pa.

BY: - December 28, 2022

Long-suffering residents of Dimock, Pa, are feeling cautiously optimistic after Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro announces a plea deal with a natural gas company.

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.'

The Youth Strike for Climate Justice rally marches down Fifth Avenue in Oakland on Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day

BY: - November 3, 2022

To engage with voters, Blume said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has been working in “great coordination” with other environmental groups in the commonwealth to educate communities about the candidates on the ballot and the contents of legislation such as the IRA. 

Interior of a wastewater pipe

Wolf admin announces $236M for water infrastructure projects | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2022

Fifteen counties will share in the money, which is a mix of state and federal funds.

The spread of ‘Forever Chemicals’ is even worse than you thought | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2022

A new study has found more than 57,000 suspected dischargers of toxic PFAS chemicals -- including Pa.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

Chesapeake Bay leaders resolute even as cleanup targets become more elusive

BY: - October 12, 2022

Pennsylvania, which has lagged on its cleanup efforts, netted praise for new programs aimed at reversing that reputation.

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Raw sewage bubbles up in the front yard of a home in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 2021. Rory Doyle/The Washington Post via Getty Images

How to steer money for drinking water, sewer upgrades to those who need it most | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2022

If a historic increase in federal infrastructure funding is managed smartly, it can right equally historic wrongs.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 

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How long do we really need chemicals to last? Sura Nualpradid/EyeEm via Getty Images.

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion

BY: - August 24, 2022

The 'forever chemicals,' which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.

EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay

BY: - August 22, 2022

Will the third time be the charm for Pa.'s bay clean-up efforts?

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

A $220M commitment from Pa. could be a ‘game-changer’ for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

BY: - July 21, 2022

Pa.'s 'Clean Streams' Fund charts 'a new trajectory now in the restoration of the bay,' an EPA official said.