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Offshore wind energy lease sale in N.Y., N.J. touted as eventual jobs creator

The fishing industry says the Biden administration is fast-tracking offshore wind development on an industrial scale  at the expense of the environment and sustainable fisheries.

By Susan Phillips

Wolf vetoes measure to block RGGI entrance

In his veto message, Wolf said the regulation “is a vital step for Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions and achieve our climate goals.”

By Rachel McDevitt

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House environmental chair says he won’t run for reelection

In recent years, Metcalfe invited known climate science deniers to testify at hearings where they argued against measures meant to address global warming.

By Rachel McDevitt

Study: Flood risk rising across Pennsylvania as climate changes

Penn State research shows most cities and boroughs in the state are projected to face higher flood risks by the year 2099.

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2021: The fight over RGGI

Pennsylvania moved closer this year to joining a regional program to cut emissions from power plants, despite repeated attempts to stop it from Republicans who control the legislature.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 21, 2021 | 1:27 pm

Pitt study: World plastics trade accounts for 350M metric tons of carbon dioxide

By 2050, plastics are on track to account for 15 percent of all global greenhouse gases.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: December 16, 2021 | 12:03 pm

Lawmakers vote to stop state’s entrance to cap-and-trade program

Gov. Tom Wolf is likely to veto the measure, but that won’t mean the regulation could immediately take effect.

By Rachel McDevitt

Gov. Wolf’s carbon-pricing plan stalled by legal disagreement

The Wolf administration says the regulation to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative should be published now; the Republican-led legislature says it has ‘many months’ to review the rule.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Rachel McDevitt
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