sustainability-issues

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Biden’s PFAS plan targets Pa., other states plagued by ‘forever chemicals’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 19, 2021

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 […]

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Nobel winners made possible predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

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

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

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Here’s how to turbocharge an inclusive clean energy revolution | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2021

We have a chance to reinvent the world: a world of beauty and abundance and collective good, with jobs that respect human dignity.

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Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2021

Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.

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Fall means more deer on the road: Here’s how your risk of a crash rises | Analysis

BY: - September 23, 2021

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

BY: - September 13, 2021

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

BY: - September 12, 2021

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

BY: - September 12, 2021

The clean energy industry performed much better, with 69% of voters viewing it favorably, and only 18% viewing it unfavorably.

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Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens

BY: - September 6, 2021

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

BY: - August 25, 2021

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

BY: - August 6, 2021

“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