www.ft.com

Fund manager bets on new source of renewable power: old river dams

Opportunity comes after truce between US environmentalists and the hydropower industry.

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com
Toxics

PA: Republican Caucus files lawsuit against Delaware River Basin Commission over drilling moratorium

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.

Toxics

Pennsylvania: 38 environmental groups urge DEP to deny PennEast pipeline permits

Environmental groups, along with 437 other individuals, signed a letter urging the Department of Environmental Protection to deny the environmental permits for the PennEast Pipeline Project.

www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Alcosan proposing new building and parking garage at its Wood Run complex

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will be constructing an office and lab building and a 461-space parking garage at its Woods Run plant as part of a $2 billion plus Clean Water Plan.

stateimpact.npr.org
Toxics

Pennsylvania gives $34 million for water cleanup

The largest share is going to efforts in the south central part of the state.
stateimpact.npr.org
Toxics

Top Pennsylvania environmental stories of 2020: The fight over RGGI

DEP released a draft plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in February. Republicans and industry groups pushed back.

www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Pennsylvania: DEP approves permit for Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County

Controversial Grove City landfill, closed since 1990, gets operating permit that would allow it to accept drilling and fracking waste.
Climate

PA: Coalition asks for removal of Rep. Metcalfe after he calls veterans fighting climate change traitors

The Better Path Coalition delivered a letter signed by 42 organizations calling on House Speaker Bryan Cutler to replace Rep. Daryl Metcalfe as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

www.njspotlight.com
Toxics

NJ governor now says he will try to stop LNG transport

New Jersey voted to approve construction of a dock that would create state’s first export terminal for LNG. Now Gov. Murphy signals otherwise.
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Illegal dumping up more than 200 percent across Pennsylvania

Reports of illegal dumps across Pennsylvania increased by 212 percent in 2020, according to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

stateimpact.npr.org
Toxics

PUC proposes $1M fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

State regulators are proposing a $1 million fine to a Texas energy company for a 2018 pipeline explosion that destroyed a home in Beaver County.

stateimpact.npr.org
Climate

Biden’s pick for Energy Secretary expected to bring together cleaner energy, job creation

Jennifer Granholm helped lead efforts to bail out the auto industry, including offering incentives for electric vehicle technology. Her nomination to be secretary of Energy has garnered positive reactions from the academic and environmental sectors.

stateimpact.npr.org
Justice

Groups sue EPA over PA coal plant air pollution in Indiana County

Spikes at coal-fired power plants could be allowed under EPA-approved plan.

Toxics

Reform of secrecy law for PA utilities faces long odds despite agreement that it’s a problem

Lawmakers in both parties acknowledge the measure impedes government transparency and public safety, but powerful special interests stand in the way of any major changes.
stateimpact.npr.org
Toxics

Study: PA heart failure patients near fracking were more likely to be hospitalized

Heart failure patients who live near fracking operations were more likely to be hospitalized than those who live farther away, according to a new study.

From our Newsroom

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the health effects of fracking on "In This Climate"

"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.