News & Politics

Lawmakers renew calls for rail safety reforms after state’s latest train derailment

The accident has intensified the attention of state and federal officials.


PA DEP receives $3M for development of building code training programs

The award will help fund training programs at career and technical schools and community colleges.


Opinion: Hydrogen energy sounds too good to be true – because it is

Although it is touted as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, research shows that it is not the climate change cure-all many have made it out to be.


Opinion: Community solar will create jobs and boost PA's economy

Lawmakers in the General Assembly should act on community solar legislation.


Pennsylvania officials declare ‘Code Red’ air quality alert due to Canada fires

Smoke from wildfires smothered the East Coast on Wednesday, with officials urging residents to limit time outside.


Report: Pennsylvania ranked fourth nationally in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020

The southwestern region of the state accounts for nearly half of the commonwealth’s pollution

News & Politics

New York legislator’s Twitter hacked after appearance before PA House committee

Anna Kelles’ account was taken over after her testimony to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

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DEP to host environmental justice town halls throughout April

The meetings will take place in communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.


Norfolk Southern has spent millions on lobbying and political donations. Will it pay off?

Lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. are pushing reforms to railroad laws as Norfolk Southern faces scrutiny over recent train derailments.


The ‘swatting’ threats against Pennsylvania schools, explained

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating false reports of violence that were called into 911 centers on March 29.

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‘We need to redouble our efforts’: Josh Shapiro renews his fight against the bird flu

The governor and Sen. Scott Martin met with farmers to discuss the latest measures to prevent the spread of the disease.


In Senate testimony, Norfolk Southern’s Alan Shaw promises he will ‘make this right’

Shaw explained the chain of events that day as lawmakers pushed for details that led to the train derailment.

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East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

The February train crash along the Pennsylvania-Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.


State and local officials press to increase rail safety regulations after Norfolk Southern derailments

Lawmakers want railroads to tell local emergency responders if hazardous materials are going through their towns.


How a group of nonprofits offers a nontraditional approach to stemming violence in Philadelphia.

Advocates in the arts and culture sector are calling attention to their programs as a solution to curbing the chaos.

Capitol Beat

Wolf signs $2 billion tax credit package that boosts natural gas industry

The bill was negotiated behind closed doors and drew ire from both sides of the aisle.