The bill, spearheaded by gas industry lobbyists and sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), would block municipalities from limiting fossil fuel use and promoting electrification.
A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.
Climate Solutions is a new collaboration helping Central Pennsylvania move toward climate literacy, resilience, and adaptation.
A neighbor who complained about the company’s activities and emissions kept records that contributed to the case.
Pennsylvania drillers are producing more natural gas while slowing the rate at which they drill new wells.
More EV use will be needed for the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with its climate goal of an 80 percent reduction by 2050.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects households that use natural gas for heat will spend 30 percent more than they spent last winter on average.
The national impact of the wastewater rule is still coming into focus, but at least 26 plants in 14 states said they will stop burning coal, according to the Sierra Club, which has been tracking state regulatory filings.
Pennsylvania leaders who attended COP26 left feeling optimistic but mindful of more work ahead.
As climate change worsens, the need will grow for mental health services. Some therapists are recommending climate action to ease worry. Others are advocating for community-based therapies to fill the gap.
Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record $30 million fine to the company for the blast, focusing on the pipeline’s faulty slope stabilization.
Research shows more people are having trouble coping with the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it’s taking a toll on mental health.
On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the state’s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.