Tag: emissions

War vs. Nature

Ukraine has used the Cop27 climate talks to make the case that Russia’s invasion is causing an environmental as well as humanitarian catastrophe, with fossil fuels a key catalyst of the country’s destruction. Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian on November 13, 2022: Svitlana… Continue Reading “War vs. Nature”

EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania

Funding came partly from federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Reid Frazier reports on November 4, 2022 in StateImpact Pennsylvania: EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pa. environmental justice areas The grants will pay for 11 projects around the state, totaling $4.27… Continue Reading “EPA awards $4 million for new air monitoring in Pennsylvania”

PA Moves Gas Well Emissions Rule to Beat Costly Federal Deadline

The regulation meets 2016 standards set by the federal government, and if the rule isn’t finalized by December 16th, Pennsylvania faces around $500 million in highway funding sanctions in the next year. (See YouTube video below) DEP estimates the regulation could reduce VOC emissions… Continue Reading “PA Moves Gas Well Emissions Rule to Beat Costly Federal Deadline”

MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More

OPINION: Joseph Otis Minott | Clean Air Council | October 6, 2022 Big gas has throttled Pennsylvania’s economy and that of the wider Ohio Valley for the last fifteen years. While gas executives like Energy Transfer’s Kelcy Warren and Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon managed to… Continue Reading “MINOTT: Big Gas Will Throttle our Economy no More”

RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended

Methane Might Be a Bigger Climate Problem Than Thought, Study Finds September 29, 2022 story in The New York Times by Henry Fountain: The oil industry practice of burning unwanted methane is less effective than previously assumed, scientists said Thursday, resulting in new estimates… Continue Reading “RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended”

$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his wealth into an effort to halt the expansion of petrochemical manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley, Texas & Louisiana. “Communities around the country are standing up to confront the petrochemical industry and defend their right to… Continue Reading “$85 Million Effort to Stop US Petrochemical Plants”

What’s That Smell?

Hickory and Mt. Pleasant Township were ground zero when Marcellus Shale fracking began in Pennsylvania back in 2004. As with many communities, gas development became an extremely divisive issue among neighbors. Today’s story by Mike Jones in the Observer-Reporter, DEP investigating mysterious odor emitted… Continue Reading “What’s That Smell?”

GOOD NEWS: U.S. Action on Climate Change is Close

In this latest episode of ‘shock and awe’ we learn that West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III has changed his mind. The $369 billion climate and tax package forged in a surprise deal by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would be the most ambitious action ever taken… Continue Reading “GOOD NEWS: U.S. Action on Climate Change is Close”

Backwards Pennsylvania

You can thank ‘frac happy’ Republican legislators like Yaw and Metcalfe for keeping our Commonwealth in the ‘stone ages’ when it comes to promoting a healthy environment. Also, their latest ‘gas buddy’ enabling efforts will likely cause Pennsylvania to lose federal highway funds. David… Continue Reading “Backwards Pennsylvania”