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Energy & Environment (Striking a balance)



Sunoco to restart Mariner East 1 after agreeing to new safety measures

PUC investigators end three-month shutdown prompted by latest sinkhole at Lisa Drive
By Jon Hurdle

What other states are doing about plastic bags — and what might happen with Pa.’s proposed ban

Charging a 2-cent per-bag fee would have little impact on use, according to an advocate in New Jersey. Legislators in that state just introduced a stronger bill banning plastics than one the governor vetoed last year, saying it didn’t go far enough.

By Jon Hurdle

Citizen climate petition advances, after state board approves further study of cap-and-trade program

The ramifications of the petition could be politically significant– allowing significant climate policy to be implemented without new legislation.

By Marie Cusick

How much would a nuclear subsidy add to your electric bill? Here’s a breakdown

State lawmakers are considering giving out roughly half-a-billion dollars a year in subsidies Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry. How much would it cost you?

By Marie Cusick

‘Razorblades and feathers in my throat’: A fire at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh made a major polluter even worse

Pollution controls damaged by a Christmas Eve fire are working again. But many people in nearby communities are still feeling the effects — and worrying about their health.

By Reid Frazier

Radon in schools? Bill would begin to mandate testing in radon-dense Pa.

“Because of our geology, nearly every county in Pennsylvania has locations of high radon levels."
By Kaity Kline, WHYY

Pa. lawmakers push to eliminate litter and single-use plastic

'Recycling is broken in Pennsylvania....the whole system needs to be reworked'
By Catalina Jaramillo

Gas, nuclear lobbies butt heads as Senate takes up nuclear-rescue bill

Chamber's first hearing on bill became discussion on fairness of Pennsylvania's energy economy
By Katie Meyer

Political fight begins over bill to rescue Pennsylvania nuclear industry

A House panel heard a litany of arguments for and against a bill that would provide a $500 million annual subsidy to Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry.

By Marie Cusick

State Senate introduces a nuclear bailout bill, similar to $500 million proposal from House last month

Like a House bill introduced last month, the new Senate proposal adds nuclear power to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.

By Marie Cusick
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