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Workers push a partly assembled Mirai through the assembly line at Toyota's LFA Works in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Since there are so few hydrogen fuel cell cars manufactured, all of them are assembled by hand. (Hiroo Saso)

Delaware, New Jersey lawmakers accuse EPA of deceit over clean car standards

In a letter, Sen. Tom Carper and Rep. Frank Pallone say EPA is listening to fossil-fuel interests over its own staff.
By Susan Phillips

Belle Vernon Municipal Authority Image: Google

In this file photo, people at a community meeting in Abington, Pa. on April 15, 2019 got an update of where the state will test drinking water for levels of the toxic family of chemicals known as PFAS.

DEP accused of ‘foot-dragging’ on 2-year-old request to regulate PFAS chemical

Environmental group asks appeals court to order DEP to set health standard
By Jon Hurdle

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, of Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district, (center) and Rep. Dan Kildee, from Michigan’s 5th congressional district listen as Joseph J. Nolan, a county consulting engineer for Warminster Township in Pennsylvania, explains how the new water treatment system on Well 10 works to remove the PFAS contamination.

A tributary of Cedar Creek in Allentown that is part of the Delaware Watershed.

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Wind turbines along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

It isn’t easy being green: New research explores potential downside of nudging people to behave differently

Nudges can be attractive mechanisms to achieve public policy outcomes — they’re relatively cheap, often painless ways to get people to change their behavior. But can they backfire?

By Marie Cusick

A man waves for a tow truck after getting swamped trying to cross a flooded section of the Cobbs Creek Parkway, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek merge in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia where flooding is expected to get worse due to rising sea levels.

Poll finds most Pennsylvanians think climate change is major public health risk

51 percent of those surveyed in a new Muhlenberg College poll called climate change a major health risk.

By Marie Cusick

The Schuylkill river at dusk in Philadelphia. The river is a popular fishing spot. In 2018, the New Jersey DEP began testing fish for the family of chemicals known as PFAS and issued fish advisories. New Jersey has stricter limits on PFAS exposure than Pennsylvania.

New Jersey sues companies over PFAS contamination

The lawsuit alleges eight companies engaged in consumer and environmental fraud
By Susan Phillips

The site of an explosion of the Energy Transfer Partners Revolution Pipeline, Center Township, Beaver County.

DEP orders Energy Transfer to restore streams it ‘illegally eliminated’ in Western Pa.

Agency says company filled in thousands of feet of streambed, altered stream length for 120 waterways
By Reid Frazier

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.
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