While several state business lobbying groups panned the carbon pricing proposal, major companies said it will offer a fair pathway to cleaner energy.
Groups have concerns about radioactivity in shale gas drilling wastewater leading to contamination drinking water supply in Pittsburgh.
Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are seeking to overturn a ban on gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River basin, filing a federal lawsuit against the regulatory agency that oversees drinking water quality for more than 13 million people.
The Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the Delaware River Basin Commission's moratorium on shale gas drilling is a taking of private property without compensation and exceeds its compact authority.
EHN's Pittsburgh reporter Kristina Marusic recently appeared on the podcast In This Climate to discuss the impacts of fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has leaned heavily on his working-class Mon Valley roots to raise his national profile, becoming a cable news star during the aftermath of the presidential election. But while he is soaking up the national spotlight, environmental injustice threatens the former Braddock mayor's hometown, leaving many residents asking: Will he show up and stand with the community?
Biden's policy team could hit roadblocks as they contend with the breadth of environmental measures rolled back by the Trump administration — and differences within his own party on how to address them.
Joe Biden wants to make the climate crisis his top priority, sparking real hope for global efforts to avert an environmental catastrophe and real concern for shale operators.