Some of those involved in treating the water contaminated by the site’s legacy of coal mining still remember the weight the work carried.
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The agency’s recent strategic plan calls for adaptation and mitigation measures, including protections for habitat and wildlife.
Taking down the structures will mark the beginning of the end for a fixture of the central Pennsylvania landscape.
Heavier rain related to climate change could make the problem worse. Some who work on these issues say green infrastructure should be part of community-based efforts in order to help residents who face the greatest environmental burdens.
Federal investment in the cleanup of abandoned mines and wells will boost local economies, they say.
The DEP says production topped 7 trillion cubic feet in 2020.
Installing EV chargers is becoming increasingly important in an accelerating market.
Proponents say the program would address economic inequality and the climate crisis at the same time.
A survey found majority support for increased state effort on climate change, consistent with previous years.