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Gov. Wolf Announces Plan to Reduce Methane Emissions

Governor Wolf's plan to reduce methane emissions from the natural gas industry is part of a larger plan to tackle climate change.

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What's in Pennsylvania's New Oil and Gas Regulations

Four years in the making, Pennsylvania's new rules for the oil and gas industry could be the biggest changes to these regulations since the 1980s.

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Your Environment Update for December 23, 2015

This past season, volunteers grew more than 15,000 pounds of produce for the South Hills Interfaith Ministries food pantry in Pittsburgh.

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Oil Exports, Clean Energy Incentives Part of New Budget Deal

Democratic lawmakers have negotiated a five-year extension of federal wind and solar incentives designed to encourage more renewable energy production in the U.S.

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Your Environment Update for December 16, 2015

Democratic lawmakers have negotiated a five-year extension of federal wind and solar incentives designed to encourage more renewable energy production in the U.S.

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Analysis: Gov. John Kasich on the Environment

It's official: Ohio Governor John Kasich is running for president. We dig into his sometimes enigmatic record on the environment.

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Former DEP Head Tapped as Wolf's Chief of Staff

Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary Katie McGinty failed to win the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Governor last spring, but she has nabbed one of the top spots in Governor-elect Tom Wolf's administration. That could have implications for how the state moves forward on energy and environmental issues.

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Group Says PA Legislature Votes Harm Air and Water

Environmentalists in Pennsylvania aren't pleased with the end of the state legislative session. Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future says bills approved this week would harm the state's ability to comply with Obama's clean power plan, and undermine cleanup of the state's waterways.

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Democratic Hopefuls Push Tax on Gas Drilling

Registered Democrats in Pennsylvania will decide their party’s candidate for Governor in about six weeks.  In recent polling, Democratic voters say they’re most concerned about education and the economy. But the four Democratic candidates are tying these issues in with energy and the environment.

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News Analysis: What Killed Dunkard Creek?

Most of the aquatic animals that live in a thirty mile stretch of Dunkard Creek died in 2009. The creek runs from Morgantown, West Virginia into Greene County, Pennsylvania. Regulatory investigators spent months trying to figure out what happened.

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