sustainability-issues

‘A slap in the face’: Environmentalists slam Trump’s proposal to slash Chesapeake Bay cleanup funds

BY: - March 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday issued his latest proposal to dramatically scale back the funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs. In his fiscal 2020 budget request, Trump suggested cutting federal spending for the Chesapeake Bay Program from its current level of $73 million to $7.3 million. The answer from the activists at the […]

Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wants EPA to get tough in efforts to clean up toxic chemicals in drinking water

BY: - March 6, 2019

The Trump EPA announced an “action plan” in February to address the health problems, but some lawmakers say that isn’t enough.

COMMENTARY

5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed ending daylight saving time in the Keystone State. A University of Washington scholar presents the counter-argument.

COMMENTARY

Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2019

An economy-wide cap-and-trade program would allow Pennsylvania to take a market-based approach to climate change and carbon emission reductions.

Pa. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Michigan Dem push EPA to regulate PFAS in drinking water

BY: - February 21, 2019

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich., wrote for help to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.

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Climate action has to be the major benchmark for environmental progress in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2019

Pennsylvania can protect the environment and use market-based strategies to do it. This is how.