EPA proposes plan to replace 100% of lead service lines within 10 years
The proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements are part of an effort to reduce lead in drinking water that can harm children and adults and disproportionately affects disadvantaged communities.
Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries
Lawmakers said the bill would reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs for domestic refineries, which requires refineries to submit Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year showing the amount of renewable fuel blended into the transportation fuel supply.
EPA ruling could shutter W. Pa power plant ahead of schedule
The Keystone-Conemaugh plant was one of six sites tagged by federal regulators.
Pa. awards more than $12M in Chesapeake Bay cleanup grants to counties
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it had awarded $12.2 million in 2023 Countywide Action Plan (CAP) Implementation Grants to 34 counties to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in local waterways that flow into the Chesapeake Bay.
Pa. environmental groups see hope, progress on the horizon in Harrisburg
In addition to carbon capture, Szybist said pieces of environmental justice legislation, which have previously stalled in the General Assembly, could be reintroduced in a Democratic-controlled House with support from Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro.
EPA: Pa. plan to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution ‘doesn’t meet the partnership targets’
In a statement issued on Monday, the EPA said that Pennsylvania was still falling short of its target goals despite increased funding for pollution-reduction projects in the most recent state budget.
Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season
The move is intended 'to address extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances caused by the war in Ukraine,' officials said.
Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic
Adam Ortiz replaces Cosmo Servidio, who had been a regional director at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for Chesapeake Bay restoration targets
The lawsuit has been in the works since May, when the three-jurisdiction coalition notified the EPA it intended to sue the agency. Federal law requires any party attempting to take legal action against a federal agency to first notify the government and then wait at least 60 days before filing a suit to provide an opportunity to resolve the dispute outside of court.
In Pittsburgh, Trump’s EPA announces methane rule rollback for gas wells, pipelines
Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, degrades quicker than carbon dioxide, but can be between 25 to 70 times stronger than its more common counterpart.
‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question
Now with COVID-19, DEP field inspectors have been limited in what they can do — though a department spokesman said air quality testing and inspections on Public Water Systems have continued.
We need to stop EPA’s ‘COVID made me do it’ defense for polluters | Opinion
The EPA, once an agency of conservation and public health protection, has been taken over by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler.