Organized labor is often viewed as a cheerleader for the left, helping shape the agendas of Democratic lawmakers. But in statehouses from coast to coast and at the national level, unions have had no problem blocking green initiatives if they decide they're not in their members' interests.
As Trump orders meatpackers to stay open, complaints allege Louisville plant failed to protect workers
Environmental concerns about heavy industry and natural gas drilling have stirred intense debate around Pittsburgh. A coalition of local unions and manufacturing companies has launched a new effort to advocate for "traditional and manufacturing industries."
Peduto has not committed to the Green New Deal, arguing that the proposal hasn't gotten enough support from unions involved in the fossil-fuel industry. He also opposed setting a deadline for a ban on fracking.
Some political observers think an anti-fracking message could hurt a candidate in Pennsylvania, where 30,000 people work in oil and gas.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.