Wolf begins process to bring Pennsylvania into regional cap-and-trade program
The Democrat announced Thursday that he is beginning the process to enter the commonwealth into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, described as the "first mandatory market-based program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
In Pictures: How Pennsylvania observed the 2019 Global Climate Strike
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, Pennsylvanians of every race, age and creed gathered in public squares and on the steps of the state Capitol to observe the 2019 Youth Climate Strike, and to demand government action on global warming and climate change. Here’s what those observances looked — and sounded — like across Pennsylvania on Friday, […]
Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate | Opinion
Scholarship on climate ethics is robust, but it has had limited effects on actual policy. Young people, on the other hand, are communicating the ethical issues clearly and loudly.
School’s out for climate strike? Here’s why teens across Pennsylvania may skip class on Friday
Dozens of protests are scheduled in Pennsylvania as part of a global climate strike, just three days before world leaders will convene in New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit.
Pa. enviros assail Trump’s move to block states from setting tougher car emissions rules
The administration's shift in standards is 'unlawful' and will cost tens of thousands of American jobs. The White House will release more details Thursday.
Pa. environmental board will vet proposed rules restricting potent greenhouse gas emissions
Three years after they were first announced, new regulations restricting methane emissions from existing natural gas wells will get a hearing before a statewide rulemaking body this year, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Tuesday. The move comes as Republican President Donald Trump rolls back restrictions on the potent greenhouse gas. Lawmakers from both parties and […]
‘I’m not condemning anyone:’ Pa. Rep. Scott Perry faces fans, skeptics at town hall
HUMMELSTOWN, Pa — In his first in-person town hall in two years, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, answered constituents’ questions on policy and politics for nearly an hour-and-a-half Tuesday night. The conservative congressman, facing voters from a new district redrawn in 2018 to include Dauphin, Cumberland, and York counties, faced a few pointed questions and stern […]
Congress urged to make ‘Apollo-type’ investment to combat climate disaster
“The ice, unfortunately, doesn’t care what our discretionary funding is, it just keeps melting,” one expert told lawmakers.
Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 Democratic candidate Tom Brier talks climate change, DePasquale
The 27-year-old from Hershey has never run for office before. So he's going big out of the gate.
Restore PA requires 20 years of natural gas production. Some progressive legislators aren’t ready to sign on
A handful of state House progressives are standing strong against Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature infrastructure plan, seeing in the $4.5 billion investment spree an over-reliance on the state’s natural gas industry at a time when Pennsylvania should be moving away from fossil fuels. The administration’s proposal, known as Restore PA, “locks us into the extraction […]
‘We can’t afford to wait,’ Wolf, lawmakers say as Pa. rolls out its plan to fight climate change
On Monday, Pennsylvania joined with 24 other states, with Republican and Democratic governors, to fight climate change
Pa. environmental regulatory review board OKs study of cap and trade
A state regulatory review board asked the Department of Environmental Protection to review a proposal from environmental groups to set up a cap and trade system in Pennsylvania. The Environmental Quality Board, which enacts state environmental regulations, approved studying the proposal further by a 14-5 vote Tuesday. Filed late last year, the petition came from […]