The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that a western Pennsylvania power plant can no longer dump toxic coal ash into unlined ponds, a ruling that could close the plant before its planned retirement in 2028.
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The Methane Gas Leak and Why It Matters in a Time of Climate Action
Earlier in November, a natural gas storage well owned by Equitrans Midstream experienced a gas leak, emitting a massive amount of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere.
States, Including Pa., Off Pace To Meet Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Goals
Three states in the sprawling Chesapeake Bay watershed are off the pace to meet their 2025 clean-up goals, according to a new report by an environmental watchdog group.
DCNR On Track to Get 100 Percent of Energy from Renewable Sources by 2030
The state agency tasked with overseeing the commonwealth’s state parks and forests said that it is on track to produce or purchase all of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
Clean-Energy Investments to Boost PA Economy
Renewable energy has the possibility to boost the economy and benefit workers and the environment in the Keystone State.
Wegmans To Ban Plastic Bags Starting Thursday In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvanians heading to Wegmans this week might want to make sure they have a reusable bag as the grocery chain.
DEP Issues Drought Watch for 36 Pennsylvania Counties
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a drought warning for 36 of the commonwealth’s 67 counties on Wednesday, asking residents to conserve water as much as possible.
State Officials Ask for Public Input on Draft Water Resources Plan
The state Department of Environmental Protection released the draft of its 2022 Pennsylvania State Water Plan this week.
Scientists Are Finding Ways to Eliminate PFAS, But They’re Not Going Away Soon | Opinion
The ‘forever chemicals,’ which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.
Republican and Democratic Former EPA Heads Support Inflation Reduction Act’s Passage
The three former officials called the bill ‘the most significant piece of climate legislation in United States history.