With eye on climate future, Pennsylvania makes allowances in cap-and-trade proposal for fossil fuel past

BY: - February 3, 2020

The rules, posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last week, would give free carbon credits to power plants that burn coal waste, which covers thousands of acres with black smoot while polluting streams. 


#PABudget2020: Climate action is here and Pennsylvania is entering the race | Opinion

BY: - February 3, 2020

Given a lack of federal leadership to reduce greenhouse emissions, Pennsylvania has moved to join our neighboring states in taking real action on climate.

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From fires in Australia to looming war in the Middle East, our children deserve better answers | John L. Micek

BY: - January 10, 2020

We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work, and to touch base with my only child. She’s 14 now. And it won’t be long before she’s driving herself. I treasure these moments. “So,” I asked her. “How was school […]


Why doesn’t the threat of global climate change get that Y2K apocalyptic urgency? | Opinion

BY: - January 5, 2020

Out of base selfishness and willful blindness, we are bequeathing a permanently compromised planet to all those generations who come after us.

A ‘real rush’ of Trump rule changes are expected ahead of the 2020 election. What they mean to you | Analysis

BY: - December 29, 2019

Everything from food stamps to climate change will be on the table as the White House braces for a contentious 2020 campaign season.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of a potential fracking ban in Pa.

BY: - December 19, 2019

A new report warns that Pa. could lose as many as 600,000 jobs if the state ever banned fracking, the controversial practice used to extract natural gas from the earth.

Putting the ‘conserve’ in ‘conservative,’ Republican-leaning enviros gather in Harrisburg

BY: - December 10, 2019

A right-leaning organization is in Harrisburg this week to try and put a new, conservative face on green energy policies. The Pennsylvania Conservative Environmental Forum, or PennCEF, is meeting in a downtown Harrisburg hotel, where it’s convened some sitting state lawmakers, one former GOP governor in Tom Ridge, and industry representatives, with the goal of […]

Metcalfe to join Pennsylvania panel that reviews plan for climate action

BY: - December 5, 2019

One of the General Assembly’s most vocal climate change skeptics has been tapped to review state plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change

BY: - November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON — Sixty of the most contaminated sites in Pennsylvania are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent agency that works for the U.S. Congress, assessed how impacts of climate change — including flooding, storm surge, wildfires and […]

Opponents of cap-and-trade contemplate legislative, legal options to stop RGGI

BY: - November 19, 2019

Tax carbon? You’re gonna need a bill for that. It’s a message that Republicans — and some Democrats — have hammered home ever since Gov. Tom Wolf announced in early October he was forging ahead with a plan to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI, as it’s known in official shorthand, is a nine […]


Daryl Metcalfe responded to DePasquale’s climate change report in the most Daryl Metcalfe way ever | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 14, 2019

The Democrat was engaging in 'Chicken Little pandering for higher political ambitions,' Metcalfe charged.

In radio interview, Wolf breaks with Pittsburgh’s Peduto on nat gas, enraging environmentalists

BY: - November 13, 2019

A war of words between labor and environmentalists — with Democrats in the middle — roared back into the spotlight Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf waded in, saying that more petrochemical development was “exactly what we need” in western Pennsylvania to meet clean energy standards. During a radio interview with Pittsburgh radio station KDKA-AM, Wolf […]