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Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

Representative Danny McCormick, a Republican, introduced a bill at the Louisiana capitol last week that would protect oil companies and not residents in his district who have to breathe in that air.

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Fracking jobs will disappear, Pennsylvania has to manage the decline

The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is worried about its future — and rightfully so.

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Trent Zimmerman and Philip Dunne: Investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake

The UK has enormous capacity to increase its energy supply from offshore wind. Australia too has vast potential for wind and solar power.

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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists
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To cut methane leaks — and maybe work on their image — 2 Pa. gas drillers eye ‘responsibly sourced’ label

The companies are launching pilot programs to produce gas without harmful methane leaks. There are business reasons to do that, experts say.
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Energy secretary lays out need for funding for clean energy, fossil fuel research near Pittsburgh

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm outlined her agency's $46.3 billion budget request before House lawmakers as a necessary investment in clean energy technology, while boosting funding for fossil fuel research at federal laboratories near Pittsburgh.

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EQT ventures into northeastern Marcellus with $2.9 billion deal for Alta Resources

Downtown-based natural gas driller EQT Corp. announced a $2.9 billion acquisition Thursday, expanding its reach into the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Already...
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Amid danger signs, a global energy leader finds reason for hope

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, talks with Yale Environment 360 about the yawning gap between vows to cut carbon output and reality, his agency’s road map for slashing emissions, and why the clean-energy revolution could soon become unstoppable.
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This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along

A cryptocurrency company is showing how Bitcoin can keep dirty energy alive.
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Will Oklahoma disrupt Biden's 100% clean energy goal?

Reaching President Biden's goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035 would require a massive shift away from fossil fuels across the U.S. - including in red states.

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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis.

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Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says

Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report.

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Damian Carrington: How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff

So it's goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you'll pardon me for being blunt here – climate bullshitters.

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Invenergy proposed natural gas-fired plant questioned in Pennsylvania

Invenergy first proposed in 2016 building the 639-megawatt Allegheny Energy Center power plant in Elizabeth Township.

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Natural gas and wood are replacing coal as the biggest pollutants

Across the country, Harvard researchers found, the negative health impacts from burning natural gas, biomass, and wood are beginning to outweigh those from burning coal.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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