Feds pledge more than $1 billion to plant trees in cities

BY: - September 14, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced hundreds of grants that total about $1.13 billion to plant new trees and maintain them in cities across the country. Tom Vilsack, the federal agriculture secretary and former governor of Iowa, traveled to Cedar Rapids Thursday to highlight the spending, which is being funded through last year’s Inflation […]

Conservation advocates fear clean energy initiatives could be lost in debt ceiling talks

BY: - May 23, 2023

With the most recent IPCC report indicating that the world will likely hit the 1.5 degrees celsius threshold by 2027, Blume said the IRA’s provisions to transition to clean energy “critical.”

W.Pa pols tout federal investment in pollution monitoring

BY: - March 16, 2023

'Our region has been grappling with the consequences of air pollution for a long time,' Pittsburgh City Councilmember Erika Strassburger said.

The Youth Strike for Climate Justice rally marches down Fifth Avenue in Oakland on Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day

BY: - November 3, 2022

To engage with voters, Blume said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania has been working in “great coordination” with other environmental groups in the commonwealth to educate communities about the candidates on the ballot and the contents of legislation such as the IRA. 

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh on 9/22/22 (Photo courtesy Gov. Wolf's office).

How the promise of a clean energy future in Pa. could be undone by politics | Analysis

BY: - October 17, 2022

The state’s powerful oil and gas industry wields influence in ways that could blunt the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Night sky view of the Milky Way rising above the snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, on March 15, 2018. (P. Gaines/NPS/Public domain)

There’s a moral imperative to tackle climate change | Opinion

BY: - August 22, 2022

Passage of recent climate investments shows Americans are ready to take part in the cycle of creation that benefits everyone.

President Joe Biden signed his party’s signature climate, health care and tax package into law Tuesday (Screen Capture).

How will the Inflation Reduction Act help Pa. fight climate change? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 18, 2022

Five takeaways on how the Keystone State benefits from the massive bill.


When it comes to Biden’s legislative leadership: Better to be lucky or good? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 17, 2022

What accounts for presidential success in Congress? Context or leadership?

President Joe Biden signed his party’s signature climate, health care and tax package into law Tuesday (Screen Capture).

Biden signs into law Democrats’ wide-ranging climate change, health care and tax bill

BY: - August 16, 2022

The bill is 'not just about today, it's about tomorrow,' Biden said.