Pa. environmental board approves plan to limit carbon from power plants; Wolf admin sets 2022 target date
The Environmental Quality Board voted 13-6 Tuesday to let Pennsylvania enter the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
We shouldn’t have to choose between a clean environment and more jobs. We can have both | Opinion
We need real dialogue that understands energy jobs and environmental concerns are not mutually exclusive. It's not an either/or proposition.
Pa.’s building trade unions need to be allies, not opponents, of a cleaner climate | Opinion
Union leaders understandably want to protect jobs, But Democratic legislators must resist this union pressure and vote with a broader societal focus.
‘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.
After committing a ‘jerk move,’ veteran Vitali faces first primary in two decades
State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, who’s spent 14 terms representing the 166th House District, is facing a challenge from Jennifer Leith, a nonprofit executive from Vitali’s home turf in Haverford, Pa.
Wolf proposes staffing increases, fee hikes in DEP’s budget request
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee suggested that the fee hikes for for dumping in landfills and drilling for natural gas, are just a stealth tax hike.
Pa. environmental board will vet proposed rules restricting potent greenhouse gas emissions
Three years after they were first announced, new regulations restricting methane emissions from existing natural gas wells will get a hearing before a statewide rulemaking body this year, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Tuesday. The move comes as Republican President Donald Trump rolls back restrictions on the potent greenhouse gas. Lawmakers from both parties and […]
What Pa.’s green lawmakers and environmentalists think of this year’s budget
A trend of environmental issues seemingly playing second fiddle to other state priorities continued in the latest budget, according to environmental advocates.
This is why Gov. Wolf’s plan to reduce methane emissions falls short of the mark | Opinion
It's too little, too late
Southeast Republicans, unified Dems in the House find common ground: opposing mandatory regulation slashing
Environmental allies celebrated a rare Harrisburg victory this week when the newly emboldened Democratic caucus in the state House, with the help of a few Republican holdouts, voted down a GOP bill to slash state regulations. Eight Republicans, joined by every Democratic member, voted against a bill that would have formed an office of the […]
Self-described climate contrarian tells Pa. House committee global warming alarm is overblown
Gregory Wrightstone’s testimony on what he called climate myths Wednesday ended up drawing a chuckle from a vampire, fairy, and other mythical creatures who gathered to protest a self-described climate contrarian’s take on the global warming. Wrightstone, a geologist and self-published author with ties to the natural gas industry, was invited to speak to the […]
Natural gas industry consultant to ‘debunk’ climate change consensus in House testimony
A Pittsburgh geologist who consults for the natural gas industry, published a book casting aspersions on the scientific consensus around climate change, and who serves on a board for a climate denialist think tank will speak to members of a House committee Wednesday. Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Chair Daryl Metcalfe invited Gregory Wrightstone to “present […]