EPA proposes plan to replace 100% of lead service lines within 10 years

BY: - December 1, 2023

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.

Natural gas tanks in oil refinery against clear sky

Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries

BY: - July 11, 2023

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

BY: - January 26, 2023

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

BY: - December 14, 2022

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. 

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. environmental groups see hope, progress on the horizon in Harrisburg

BY: - November 25, 2022

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.

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

EPA: Pa. plan to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution ‘doesn’t meet the partnership targets’

BY: - November 22, 2022

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. 

U.S. Gas Prices Soar To Record National Average

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.

Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic

BY: - October 13, 2021

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

BY: and - September 10, 2020

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

BY: - August 13, 2020

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

BY: - June 30, 2020

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

BY: - June 24, 2020

The EPA, once an agency of conservation and public health protection, has been taken over by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler.