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Pa. to get $6 million in grants for climate change planning from the Environmental Protection Agency

The commonwealth will receive up to a $3 million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant through the program set up by the Inflation Reduction Act.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. officials seek environmental justice concerns to shape climate planning

DEP plans to use the feedback in a new guide for addressing climate in EJ areas. 

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. environmental protection head pitches permit reform during budget hearing

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed a $199.6 million budget for DEP for the upcoming fiscal year, a raise of about 9%.

By Rachel McDevitt

Ex-Pennsylvania DEP secretary: Agency’s underfunding will test its new leader

Former DEP secretary Patrick McDonnell says the new leader will have his management skills tested at an agency that’s been constrained by a decade of underfunding.

By Rachel McDevitt

Josh Shapiro nominates former Philadelphia deputy mayor to top environmental job

The Shapiro transition team says Negrin will be the first Latino to lead DEP.

By Rachel McDevitt and The Associated Press

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

DEP hears concerns over evaporator at western Pa. landfill that processes fracking waste

DEP’s proposed plan approval would allow for the temporary operation of the evaporator for 180 days to process 45,000 gallons of leachate per day.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

What to know about Pa. DEP’s newest plan to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay

The agency isn’t certain where all the money will come from to pay for what it has planned. The effects of climate change have driven the price higher.

By Adriana Delagarza

Green groups give mixed review of Pa. DEP head as he leaves agency

Some environmental groups praised Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s work on climate change while others said he didn’t do enough.

By Rachel McDevitt