Stories tagged: "environment"


Nominee for EPA Administrator, Michael Regan, speaks at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, DE.  (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Michael Regan Could Become the First Black Man to Head Up the EPA

Pennsylvania generates more coal ash than any other state. Michael Regan—who's poised to become the next Administrator of the EPA—has a history of cleaning up coal ash pollution.

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Trump to Dump Rules That Protect You From Methane

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to sign the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh Thursday.

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Report Finds 70% of Public Housing Is Located Near Toxic Waste Sites

Seventy percent of hazardous waste sites, including ones in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, are located within one mile of public housing, report finds.

FILE—In this file photo from March 12, 2020, work continues at a shale gas well drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro is scheduled to release results on Thursday June 25, 2020 of a grand jury investigation into natural gas hydraulic fracturing. The fracking process has raised environmental concerns while turning the state into a major energy producer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
AG Shapiro: Pennsylvania Failed to Regulate the Fracking Industry and Put Citizens at Risk

“The bottom line is this was a failure,” Shapiro said. “Regulators were supposed to prevent abuse by the big corporations ... but they didn’t.”

Coal Plant in Tampa
Pollution Can Be Life or Death for COVID-19 Patients. That’s Triggered a New Fight for Cleaner Air.

The Trump administration is easing restrictions on air pollution. Now a study links air pollution to higher risk for death with coronavirus.