Pennsylvania is on the cusp of celebrating a significant victory for air quality and health by finalizing strong controls for methane emissions from new oil and gas operations through updated permits. At the same time however, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are introducing weak concepts, draft ideas that could end up as policy proposals, to control emissions from the nearly 10,000 fracked wells and numerous oil and gas operations already in existence.
The first step on the road to ruin in a democracy is seduction, a good sales rap, and a charismatic pitchman who convinces us that a secure, prosperous future is possible, but only he can get us there. That's what we're faced with now - a President seemingly ravaged by narcissism and paranoia, whose ego flames with popular passions who seems more concerned with satisfying his "base" than leading the country.
There’s only one way to describe the recent revenue package (HB 118 & 542) that passed the Pennsylvania State Senate and is supported by Governor Wolf, which trades off enacting one the nation’
Forty-five years ago, Lake Erie was so polluted that TIME Magazine stated it was, “in danger of dying by suffocation.” Although there was a massive clean-up effort on the local, state, and federal
It’s clear that President Trump won’t be acting on climate or clean water – in fact everything he’s done has taken us backward. But here in Pennsylvania, we can make a difference.