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Millions in state forest gas lease spending ruled unconstitutional by Pa. Supreme Court

The state is not expected to have to pay back the $383 million that was transferred from a restricted conservation fund to balance budgets.
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Toxics

Smoke from Canadian wildfires reaches central Pennsylvania, affecting air quality

Canadian wildfires are affecting the air quality in Pennsylvania and creating potentially unhealthy pollution levels for people across the state, officials said.

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Toxics

Pennsylvania PUC seeks comment on $1 million fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

As part of the fine, the company would agree to several added safety precautions, including more inspections and additional monitoring for landslides along its route. 
Justice

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup

The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the largest bills coming due, according to an environmental group's new report.

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Climate

Flora Cardoni: With wind and solar potential, Pennsylvania should lead toward renewable future

Clean, renewable, homegrown energy sources, like wind and solar power, offer a powerful set of tools for addressing the environmental challenges we face.

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Gov. Wolf's carbon-cutting plan for power plants gets key approval

Pennsylvania, whose power sector releases more climate-warming pollution than many countries, took a major step toward requiring its fossil fuel power plants to begin paying to emit carbon dioxide Tuesday, with a vote by its environmental rule-making board.

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Biodiversity

Researchers trying to figure out what's causing mysterious bird deaths

Birds with a mysterious illness with symptoms like crusty eyes are being reported throughout most of Pennsylvania. The cause is still not known.
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Toxics

The potential impact energy plan RGGI may have on Pennsylvanians electric bills debated

There are some warnings that electricity rates could go up if Governor Wolf goes forward with an energy plan that links Pennsylvania to many other Northeastern states.
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Toxics

Environmental groups pressure central Pa. food company to clean up wastewater plant

Environmental groups say the Hanover Foods plant is illegally discharging pollution into nearby streams that ultimately flow to the Chesapeake Bay.
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Justice

Environmental groups seek pre-trial ruling against U.S. Steel

PennEnvironment and Clean Air Council want a federal judge to find that U.S. Steel violated the Clean Air Act thousands of times after the 2018 Christmas Eve fire at the Clairton Coke Works.
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Toxics

U.S. Steel hooks up with Equinor to study cleaner steel production

U.S. Steel Corp. announced Monday it plans to work with oil and gas producer Equinor US Holdings Inc. to study the potential for carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen development in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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Climate

Growing green energy?

Solar farms could be the next cash "crop" in Postindustrial America — but not near Thomas Newhart's farm if he can help it.

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Biodiversity

An experimental treatment shows promise in helping bats weather deadly fungus

Bat populations have been decimated by White-nose Syndrome. Spraying a non-toxic chemical where bats winter is helping reduce the disease.
Climate

Philly plastic bag ban: What you need to know

City Council passed the ban in late 2019, requiring nearly all businesses to stop using plastic bags and any paper bags that don’t use at least 40% recycled material.
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A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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