environmental-issues

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Pa. voters must prioritize clean energy, environmental issues in Tuesday’s primaries | Opinion

BY: - May 16, 2022

We must make sure our votes support candidates who are focused on protecting the Commonwealth's future.

U.S. House vote to expand federal firefighters benefits seen as step toward parity

BY: - May 14, 2022

The bill has the support of U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District.

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Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2022

The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

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

Chesapeake Bay advocates praise feds for new conservation funds | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 9, 2022

The USDA will direct an additional $22.5M to help farmers with conservation efforts.

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Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2022

Building a sustainable future starts on our plates. Let’s eat accordingly.

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A view of the Never Summer Mountains in Colorado. (NPS/Public domain)

Take a moment to reflect on Wynn Bruce and his death | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2022

What is it that the world has failed to hear? Bruce insisted, in the extreme manner of a final warning, that we listen.

Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season

BY: - May 1, 2022

The move is intended 'to address extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances caused by the war in Ukraine,' officials said.

3 big reasons why the Biden climate agenda is floundering

BY: - April 24, 2022

Biden’s signature climate bill has gone nowhere in the U.S. Senate, he’s called for more domestic fossil fuel production to combat rising gas prices.

Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants

BY: - April 22, 2022

Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]

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We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.

28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline

BY: - April 20, 2022

The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.