Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.
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EPA says Pennsylvania has the largest commitment to reduce nitrogen among bay states.
The Democratic governor said the prohibition, in a bill passed along party lines by the GOP-led legislature, would violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches, and would halt an essential government operation.
Gas prices are starting to climb slightly after taking a hit during economic shutdowns ordered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Environmental Integrity Project’s analysis estimates that about 1 million more pounds of nitrogen pollution are entering the Chesapeake Bay each year from the poultry industry than state and federal cleanup programs estimate.
Some GOP lawmakers oppose Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order for Pa. to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
American Lung Association’s latest air quality report claims climate change will make it harder to protect health
Pennsylvania areas showed some improvement in the report, but air quality in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas remains poor.
Neil Shader, DEP communications director, said they decided to cancel and not postpone because it’s unclear when the COVID-19 pandemic will be brought under control.
Dickinson College is partnering with three other schools on a renewable energy contract to help each one offset its greenhouse gas emissions.