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StateImpact, NPR reporters to host virtual town hall about pandemic’s effect on the environment

Questions about the environment under COVID-19? Register and ask.
By Susan Phillips

Oil and gas companies asked, then received changes to Fed coronavirus stimulus program

Help with refinancing debt could help shale companies in PA
By Reid Frazier

Greenhouse gas emissions predicted to fall nearly 8% — largest decrease ever

The International Energy Agency warns that emissions will rebound when the economy recovers, unless countries focus their economic relief packages on boosting clean energy.

By Jennifer Ludden and Jeff Brady/NPR

The coal industry was already struggling. Now it’s getting hammered by coronavirus

'Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong'
By Reid Frazier


Coronavirus cases at Limerick nuclear station raised concern. Pa. plants say they’re working to prevent outbreaks during refueling outages

After two workers test positive at Limerick, energy companies require social distancing and test workers for symptoms
By Jon Hurdle

Carbon emissions are falling, but still not enough, scientists say

By Lauren Sommer, NPR


State environmental regulator cancels public hearings due to COVID-19

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.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: March 18, 2020 | 5:30 pm

Shell suspends construction of Beaver County petrochemical plant to address coronavirus concerns

On Tuesday, Shell said it was keeping the site open while working to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, it said suspending construction was in the “best long-term interest of our workforce, nearby townships” and the state.

By Reid Frazier
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