Tag: Environment

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Trash talking
Apr 27, 2017 AT 1:33 PM
A bill that would prohibit Pennsylvania’s political subdivisions from regulating or charging a fee for the use of recyclable plastic bags typically used at grocery stores and other retail...
op-ed
Jun 6, 2017 AT 6:31 AM
Philadelphia City Council recently passed a resolution urging the General Assembly to enact new legislation that enables municipalities across the state to establish Property Assessed Clean Energy...
garbage time
Nov 22, 2017 AT 7:06 AM
Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) and other members of the state House’s Philadelphia delegation are hoping that newly introduced legislation to strengthen trash-dumping enforcement in Pennsylvania’s...
Environment
May 13, 2021 AT 5:32 PM
Pittsburgh may soon join the list of municipalities challenging a statewide moratorium on single-use plastic bag bans or fees.  Erika Strassburger, Pittsburgh city councilwoman, introduced a...
Environment
Jun 14, 2021 AT 8:06 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf joined Democratic legislators Monday as they introduced two bills that would invest revenues from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) into workers affected by energy...
Jul 1, 2021 AT 5:32 PM
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. As residents across the state are gearing up for the Fourth of July, and likely a fireworks display, state and local officials are trying to stop some...
Interviews & Profiles
Jul 20, 2021 AT 4:06 PM
There’s an ongoing battle in Pennsylvania politics between the state and local governments. The state legislature has made numerous efforts to control local municipalities’ ability to make their own...
Environment
Jul 28, 2021 AT 4:37 PM
Members of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted Wednesday to send a letter to a state regulatory board denouncing Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to place a cap on...
Capitol Beat
Sep 1, 2021 AT 7:38 PM
The spotlight in Harrisburg on Wednesday was not on the governor or General Assembly, but the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, or IRRC. The commission voted 3-2 to approve the state’s...