Environment

  • March 14, 2015 |  StateImpact

    Wolf’s budget proposal plus renewed private investment could give solar a boost

    Solar energy has taken a back seat to shale gas in Pennsylvania in recent years. But it’s getting renewed attention, thanks in part to a proposal from...
  • March 13, 2015

    Philly Council considers ways of positioning city as energy hub

    At a special meeting Friday, City Council members talked about how to maximize revenue from the Philadelphia Gas Works. It was the first of what'...
  • March 13, 2015 |  National Interest Blog

    Florida follies: If you don't call it 'climate change,' maybe it'll go away

    A wise editor once told me that it's bad practice to use the same word too often. Alas, three days ago I described the GOP's letter to Iran ...
  • March 12, 2015

    Philly City Council calls on U.S. for tougher oil train safety standards

    Every week, 42 trains carrying crude oil rumble through Philadelphia. To call attention to the need to protect the city's residents from any mis...
  • March 12, 2015

    As NJ bear population grows, hunting territory creeps south

    It's been years since black bears have been found in all 21 New Jersey counties, but now the territory for the annual bear hunt is spreading sout...
  • March 11, 2015 |  StateImpact

    Large reserve of Utica Shale gas could lie beneath state forest land

    Tapping the Utica Shale in north central Pennsylvania could become the state’s next natural gas drilling boom, at least once the pipelines get built.
  • March 10, 2015 |  StateImpact

    With new draft rules, DEP steps up oversight of drilling waste

    The department issued new draft regulations which would ban the use of temporary waste storage pits andrequire drillers to either shut down or upgrade...
  • March 10, 2015

    EPA plan to tighten ozone standard meets resistance

    The Philadelphia region has yet to meet the government's current clean-air goal, but activists say it is time to tighten air-quality standards ev...
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