Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Biden administration has announced what it’s describing as an “accelerated effort” to protect Americans from so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Pennsylvania and other states that can cause severe health problems. The administration says its plan to tackle the chemicals formally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a multi-pronged effort that will […]
Nobel winners made possible predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting | Opinion
Nearly 50 years ago early climate modelers foresaw the overall warming of the Earth’s surface
Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020
Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.
Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion
We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.
Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion
Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.
Fall means more deer on the road: Here’s how your risk of a crash rises | Analysis
U.S. drivers have a 1 in 116 chance of hitting an animal, with much higher rates in states such as W.Va., Montana, and Pa.
As nation grapples with climate disasters, Pa. reps look to resurrect a Depression-era program
If Pa. lawmakers get their way, a Depression-era environmental work relief program may make a revival after a nearly 80-year hiatus
These are the four big climate items in the reconciliation bill in Congress | Analysis
Fighting climate change is key for House progressives. Many won't support the $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill unless a more robust climate bill also passes
Poll: Majority of Pa. residents want fracking to end
The clean energy industry performed much better, with 69% of voters viewing it favorably, and only 18% viewing it unfavorably.
Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens
If chemical manufacturers won’t voluntarily rein them in and clean them up (unlikely), our government must step in.
Biden administration to restart oil and gas leasing
WASHINGTON — The Interior Department will make significant steps toward restarting its leasing programs for onshore and offshore oil and gas development in the coming months, the Biden administration said in a court filing Tuesday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management anticipates holding a sale for offshore leases in October or November, the administration said. […]
‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change
“We’re going to do things to reduce climate emissions, but we’re going to spend more in ways that we know increase them,” one expert said