House passes bill to require legislative approval for emissions tax

Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives moved to ensure that it can block Gov. Tom Wolf from imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants as part of a multi-state effort, although the bill is destined for a veto.

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Reports: Work at Shell cracker plant will stop because of increase in coronavirus cases

There have been nine confirmed COVID-19 cases at Shell Chemical’s new ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, according to a company spokesperson.

Is this the end of oil and gas pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

With Atlantic Coast dead, is this pipeline next?

The death of the long-embattled Atlantic Coast pipeline has energized environmental and public health groups looking to bring down other major oil and gas projects.

Arctic shipments to Asia grow as LNG carriers shuttle to eastern markets

Two weeks after it completed a record-early delivery to China via the Northern Sea Route, natural gas carrier "Christophe de Margerie" returns.


The next energy battle: Renewables vs. natural gas

As coal declines and wind and solar energy rise, some are pushing to limit the use of natural gas, but utilities say they are not ready to do so.

Pipeline’s end could change energy future

At the close of the Fourth of July weekend, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy may have unwittingly declared a new independence - a breakaway from the the tyranny of fossil fuels in generating electricity.


Dominion cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead, abandoned by Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, after the $8 billion project reached a regulatory dead end.

EPA, Colorado sue Kerr-McGee over leak detection and repair in Weld County

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Dennis Wamsted: Coronavirus accelerates global shift to cheaper, more sustainable renewable energy

The fossil fuel economy, which motored happily through one century, is quickly running out of steam. Momentum is growing for renewable energy.

Competing reports offer different outlook on Ohio Valley's petrochemical future

Environmental groups and some financial analysts are warning the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.


'Google of oil and gas' files for bankruptcy

At its peak a decade ago, Chesapeake Energy was the second-largest natural gas producer in the country, and it controlled the drilling rights on an area the size of West Virginia. What does its bankruptcy filing mean?

‘I’m just so angry’: Residents welcome grand jury report slamming Pa. oversight of fracking industry

Breathing problems, unexplained illness, constant noise, light and smell of chemicals—all problems caused to residents by the oil and gas industry, a statewide grand jury found. None of it sounded new to those who have been living near well pads and pipelines for years.


Chesapeake Energy, a shale pioneer, files for bankruptcy protection

The company helped turn the United States into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.

The Supreme Court approved more drilling under the Appalachian Trail

During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail.

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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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