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Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

Pennsylvania utility regulator speaks out against state Senate’s nuclear bailout bill

Public Utility Commissioner Andrew Place sent a memo last week outlining why he thinks the Senate version of the nuclear subsidy bill is a bad idea.

By Marie Cusick

Crews worked on Monday Jan. 21 to stabilize a new sinkhole that opened up at Lisa Drive, a suburban development in West Whiteland Township, Chester County where Sunoco operates its Mariner East pipelines.

Sunoco to restart Mariner East 1 after agreeing to new safety measures

PUC investigators end three-month shutdown prompted by latest sinkhole at Lisa Drive
By Jon Hurdle

The Pennsylvania state Capitol is seen in this file photo.

Is state senator Gene Yaw out to lunch on key energy issues?

Proposing a (joke?) resolution wasn’t the only thing Yaw was up to this week

By Marie Cusick

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Lebanon County August 24, 2018

Energy Transfer is under criminal investigation for Mariner East pipelines, and now a prominent GOP legislator is criticizing the company

State Sen. Gene Yaw, a staunch supporter of Pennsylvania’s gas industry, said Energy Transfer is damaging the reputations of more responsible pipeline operators.

By Marie Cusick

Plastic trash is deposited at the high tide line at Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. A new local law prohibiting merchants from using plastic straws, styrofoam food containers, and plastic bags is a small step in the right direction, supporters say.

What other states are doing about plastic bags — and what might happen with Pa.’s proposed ban

Charging a 2-cent per-bag fee would have little impact on use, according to an advocate in New Jersey. Legislators in that state just introduced a stronger bill banning plastics than one the governor vetoed last year, saying it didn’t go far enough.

By Jon Hurdle

US Steel's Clairton Coke Works.

Talen Energy's Brunner Island plant in York County.

Citizen climate petition advances, after state board approves further study of cap-and-trade program

The ramifications of the petition could be politically significant– allowing significant climate policy to be implemented without new legislation.

By Marie Cusick

Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

How much would a nuclear subsidy add to your electric bill? Here’s a breakdown

State lawmakers are considering giving out roughly half-a-billion dollars a year in subsidies Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry. How much would it cost you?

By Marie Cusick

Representatives from the state's PFAS Action Team updated people on plans for water testing during a meeting in Abington, Pa, on April 15, 2019.
Updated: April 16, 2019 | 9:07 am

Wolf’s PFAS Action Team gives update on water-testing plans to frustrated Pa. residents

The state’s actions include sampling urine, dust, and water from Bucks and Montgomery county residents whose blood was already tested. Some people at Monday’s meeting said Pennsylvania isn’t moving fast enough to deal with the family of toxic chemicals.

By Dana Bate, WHYY

StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Amy Sisk, left, with panelists Paulina Jaramillo, Greg Reed and Ivonne Peña at a public event in Pittsburgh Tuesday Jan. 29 called

‘energy, explained’ podcast: Climate change’s big question: Can we get to zero carbon?

At a Jan. 29 public event, three experts peered into the future — near-term and long-term — to offer

By Scott Blanchard
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