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Study finds radioactive materials in Pa. waterways near treatment plants linked with fracking waste

Over 30 landfills in the state accept fracking waste like drill cuttings.

By Reid Frazier

Methane leaks from pipelines targeted by proposed federal rule

The rule is part of the Biden Administration’s pledge to reduce methane emissions 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

By Rachel McDevitt

Home energy use can be expensive and contribute to climate change. New programs aim to cut bills and emissions

New federal money and state programs that aim to help people save on their energy bills while reducing planet-warming emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

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. lawmaker launches new attempt to allow community solar

Pennsylvania law allows for small, rooftop solar projects and large, utility-scale projects–but not for those that fall in-between.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. Democrats control the state House. The new energy committee chair says he’ll look for bipartisan agreement

Greg Vitali said he wants to find areas of bipartisan agreement that have a good chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: 2023-03-07 17:21:17

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal includes Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Shapiro Administration says the budget accounts for RGGI should it be allowed to move forward.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania boosts carbon capture research with investment in state geological survey

Pennsylvania core samples have a lot of value for researchers now looking for the best places to inject carbon dioxide, so it can’t reach the atmosphere.

By Rachel McDevitt