‘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
Top Senate Republicans aren’t happy with Pa.’s environmental regulators. Here’s why
Two senior Republican senators want an appellate court to force the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue new clean water standards for a byproduct of coal mining. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Chairman Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, filed the suit in late March in Commonwealth Court. […]
Air quality in Harrisburg metro area among worst in nation, despite improvements
The Harrisburg-York-Lebanon metropolitan area’s air quality has improved compared to previous years, according to the American Lung Association’s annual report. But it’s still not great. “Mid-state residents should be aware that we’re breathing unhealthy air, driven by local emissions, upwind sources, and extreme heat as a result of climate change, placing our health and lives […]
In call to arms for environmental action, Wolf and lawmakers name Eastern hellbender state amphibian
No, a live hellbender did not attend the ceremony.
Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis
Asthma is likely the most common chronic disease in childhood, according to the World Health Organization.
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 […]
These are the 5 most — and least — green states in the country | The Numbers Racket
Pennsylvania actually does better than you'd think.
Regulating PFAS will be harder than you think. This is why | Opinion
Providing due process inevitably takes time.
NatGas foes are just like Chairman Mao? Wait? What? | Thursday Morning Coffee
Woke up this morning ... to Sopranos comparisons.
Yes, what we don’t know about science can hurt us | John L. Micek
It’s often said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. The consequences of failing to pay heed to science are even greater.
Here’s what Pa. and Washington are doing to fight PFAS contamination in drinking water | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Water, water everywhere - and a lot of it contaminated.
Pa. Rep. Madeleine Dean, others ask for $10M study on PFAS contamination
With residents in her Pennsylvania district dealing with contaminated water, a suburban Philadelphia lawmaker has asked the federal Defense department to help clean up its own mess.