environmental-issues

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh on 9/22/22 (Photo courtesy Gov. Wolf's office).

How the promise of a clean energy future in Pa. could be undone by politics | Analysis

BY: - October 17, 2022

The state’s powerful oil and gas industry wields influence in ways that could blunt the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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.

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Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ at 60: 4 essential reads | Analysis

BY: - October 13, 2022

The Pennsylvania native's book is widely viewed as an inspiration for the modern environmental movement

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. 

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.'