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Energy & Environment (Striking a balance)

DEP fines landfill near Pittsburgh for problems tied to fracking waste

Agreement includes plan to clean up liquid waste
By Reid Frazier

Wolf’s cap-and-trade proposal takes a step forward

The Democratic governor issued an executive order declaring Pennsylvania would join a regional agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Not everyone is on board.

By Katie Meyer

‘You guys know me, I’m not a traitor’: Former PES refinery worker criticized by some for his film about the plant, the fire and his opinion on the site’s future

Most of Bilal Motley’s former co-workers have either rallied to keep the refinery open or kept their thoughts private. Motley, however, wants to tell his story.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Report finds Central Pennsylvanians breathing polluted air

Reports found that for parts of PA, residents were breathing unhealthy air for about 1 out of every 4 days.
By Scott LaMar

Philly has a new way to track air quality — but it won’t help in an emergency

Pretty much every day, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery sent thick black-gray plumes of smoke into the air, to mingle with emissions from nearby Philadelphia International Airport and the two interstate highways that run through Grays Ferry.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Feds lower coal mine cleanup funding for Pa.

Declining coal production, end of one-time funding stream cause $20 million drop
By Reid Frazier

Updated: February 5, 2020 | 9:02 am

Gov. Wolf’s budget proposes boosting staff at Pa.’s departments of environmental protection, and conservation and natural resources

In annual budget address, Wolf talked about need for pipeline reform
By Susan Phillips

Updated: February 3, 2020 | 12:29 pm

Wolf’s support for petrochemicals raises climate worries as Pennsylvania tries to cut carbon emissions

In his second term, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has set ambitious climate goals for the state. But he’s also walked a tightrope on climate, as he has embraced the fossil fuel jobs of the natural gas industry, and big carbon-emitting projects like the Shell Ethane Cracker in Beaver County.

By Reid Frazier