Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are blocking Gov. Tom Wolf's appointments to the state Public Utility Commission until the Democratic governor drops his effort to use executive authority to join a regional partnership for cutting climate pollution.
House Republicans yesterday launched a climate messaging campaign ahead of President Biden's Earth Day summit this week, laying out their opposition to proposals aimed at restricting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Both Democrats and Republicans - as well as a majority of Americans - share a desire to fix the nation's aging roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Yet there are sharp disagreements over the details.
The first greenhouse gas actions under the Biden administration are likely to be curbs on the climate “super-pollutant" methane, as both Congressional Democrats and the White House readied moves they can make even without help from Republicans.
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.