environmental-issues

‘We can’t afford to wait,’ Wolf, lawmakers say as Pa. rolls out its plan to fight climate change

BY: - April 29, 2019

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

BY: - April 25, 2019

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

BY: - April 24, 2019

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 […]

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Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis

BY: - April 22, 2019

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

BY: - April 16, 2019

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 […]

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These are the 5 most — and least — green states in the country | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania actually does better than you'd think.

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Regulating PFAS will be harder than you think. This is why | Opinion

BY: - April 10, 2019

Providing due process inevitably takes time. 

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NatGas foes are just like Chairman Mao? Wait? What? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 4, 2019

Woke up this morning ... to Sopranos comparisons.

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Yes, what we don’t know about science can hurt us | John L. Micek

BY: - April 4, 2019

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.

Pa. Rep. Madeleine Dean, others ask for $10M study on PFAS contamination

BY: - April 2, 2019

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.