What Biden’s win means for the environment and climate change. High school students hold a climate action summit, while youth in coal country contemplate their future without coal. A new study shows kids living near industrial plants in Allegheny County have nearly triple the rate of asthma of kids nationwide. DEP orders steep slopes along the Revolution pipeline be stabilized. A “Marshall Plan” for Appalachia.
- Local High School Students Lead Youth Climate Summit - Students learned about environmental justice and how to bring climate action to their schools. We talk with one inspiring teen who helped organize the event.
- From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth From Coal Country Discuss the Future After Coal - The decline of coal, past and present, loomed large in their conversation about what the future may hold for them and their communities.
- Pittsburgh Mayor Touts ‘Marshall Plan’ for Appalachia - The plan calls for $600 billion to transition from fossil fuels to greener energy. “If we do nothing, over the next 10 years, our four-state region will lose 100,000 jobs."
- Public Comment Period Opens for Draft RGGI Rule - The draft rule would allow Pennsylvania to join 10 northeastern states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to curb emissions from power plants.
- What Biden’s Win Means for the Environment and the Fight to Rein in Climate Change - President-elect Joe Biden could not only reverse Trump's deregulatory actions, but also embed climate priorities across the executive branch.
- Study: Pittsburgh Kids Near Polluting Sites Have Higher Asthma Rates - Minority and low-income communities are most impacted, because they are more likely to live near polluting facilities.