"Virginia Democratic-led lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to block future oil and gas development off the state’s coastline, reflecting opposition to the Republican Trump administration’s efforts to open Atlantic waters to fossil fuel exploration."
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"PITTSBURGH — Though they are both Democrats, John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, and Bill Peduto, this city’s mayor, have their differences on the environment."
"A conservation group announced Monday that it’s preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay."
"OCEAN CITY, Md. — Maryland Democrat Lorig Charkoudian had almost finished her speech in front of the state Public Service Commission when she was drowned out by boos from the audience."
"Last May, an air monitor on the border of the East Coast's largest oil refinery recorded a level of cancer-causing gas more than 21 times the federal limit. In June, an explosive early-morning fire rocked the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, terrifying nearby residents."
"Is the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and its cleanup deadline enforceable? The answer is complicated."
Safety has traditionally been the key question when discussing the realities of nuclear power. But in assessing the future of the nuclear industry amid debates over its potential to help tackle the climate crisis, the latest entry in our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & the Environment” reports that there may be an equally pressing concern.
"Amid signs that the Environmental Protection Agency might not step in and force Pennsylvania to reduce the pollution it sends downstream to the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan demanded Wednesday that the state attorney general file lawsuits against the agency and the commonwealth."
"Federal judges have vacated a permit for constructing an Atlantic Coast pipeline compressor station, dealing another setback to the embattled natural gas project. The move is an environmental justice win for local opponents of the project."