environmental-issues

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. 

Report: Many utilities are slow-walking clean energy goals

BY: - October 6, 2022

Overall, 56 percent of the utilities examined improved their scores, 9 percent made no progress and 35 percent got worse grades.

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How Native Americans are making progress in their decades-long struggle for sacred land | Opinion

BY: - October 2, 2022

After years demanding more input into management of their sacred lands, the government finally may be listening.

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Even with Inflation Reduction Act, regional greenhouse gas compact is an essential tool | Opinion

BY: - September 28, 2022

RGGI is a meaningful and necessary component of our state’s climate change efforts. Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support this kind of action on climate.

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

‘We need to do everything we can now’: In Pgh, students march for climate justice

BY: - September 22, 2022

The protest came as clean energy industry leaders from around the world meet in the Steel City.

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up

BY: - September 22, 2022

A backlog of wind and solar projects are languishing in interconnection queues.

Topsoil protection should be stressed in the next farm bill, U.S. House Ag panel told

BY: - September 15, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, argued that 'tying food policy to climate policy is harmful.' 

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Pa.’s other fossil fuel | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - September 10, 2022

Environmental groups ranked Pa. lawmakers for their votes ahead of the 2022 mid-terms.

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‘Living Lightly on the Earth’ as we adapt to a warming planet | Opinion

BY: - September 9, 2022

While some politicians continue to rail against 'woke' culture and evade the real issues facing us, don’t you think it’s about time to wake up and start doing more to turn this ship around?

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

A ‘Jekyll & Hyde’: Scorecard grades Legislature on environmental votes | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 7, 2022

The report card, which ranks all 253 lawmakers in the House and Senate, measured votes in the 2021-22 legislative session.

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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.

Advocates say constitutional change targets pollution regs, greenhouse gas reduction plan

BY: - August 23, 2022

Environmental advocacy groups say that while news reports largely have focused on the anti-abortion language in the bill, the provision giving the Legislature the ability to disapprove regulations is equally troubling.