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Pitt and Pa. health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

The state funded the studies after pressure from families of patients of a rare cancer in Washington County.

By Reid Frazier

Joe Manchin, at clean energy event in Pittsburgh, says U.S. needs permitting reform to compete

The West Virginia Democrat’s bill would benefit oil and gas pipeline projects, by making it harder for states, citizens, and environmental groups to slow them down in courts.

By Reid Frazier

8 climate change activists arrested at Vanguard headquarters in suburban Philadelphia

The activists say Vanguard should be using more of its economic muscle to actively disinvest in companies contributing to global warming.

By Susan Phillips

In Pittsburgh, John Kerry says climate change solutions will be driven by private sector

The U.S. special envoy for climate touted the Inflation Reduction Act at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum.

By Reid Frazier

Climate change in Pa.: More storm-driven power outages possible, analysis says

As climate change increases the chance of severe storms, outages could become more frequent if utilities don’t act to harden the electric grid.

By Rachel McDevitt

Fracking ban in Delaware River Basin survives Pa. GOP lawmakers’ challenge in federal court

The four states in the Delaware River Basin — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York — voted to ban fracking in February 2021.

By Susan Phillips

Catholic nuns fought pipeline on their Lancaster County land. Now, citing religious freedom, they seek damages in court

A three-judge panel of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the case that pits the Natural Gas Act against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

By Susan Phillips

Former Pa. environment secretary to lead green lobbying group

PennFuture announced Monday that Patrick McDonnell will start as its President and CEO in October.

By Rachel McDevitt

In Pa., climate change can increase flooding risk in places that rarely worried about it. This community is seeking solutions

The intense storms that cause flash floods are likely to become more common in Pennsylvania with climate change, and they’re happening outside historical floodplains.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania gives millions to boost EV adoption

The Wolf Administration is putting $3.4 million toward building electric vehicle charging stations across the state and $2 million to EV rebates.

By Rachel McDevitt