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Poll: Pennsylvanians see global warming as serious problem; split on fracking
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Poll: Pennsylvanians see global warming as serious problem; split on fracking

Three-quarters of Pennsylvanians believe there is solid evidence that temperatures on Earth have risen over the past four decades. However, they’re split on one of Pennsylvania’s biggest industries – the extraction of natural gas from shale deposits in the state.

Democrats spar over climate crisis, Supreme Court at U.S. Senate debate in Pittsburgh
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Democrats spar over climate crisis, Supreme Court at U.S. Senate debate in Pittsburgh

Four of the Democratic candidates hoping to represent Pennsylvania in the Senate sparred over climate change policy and the structure of the nation’s Supreme Court at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday afternoon — the first major debate of the Democratic primary.

Smart Talk: Solar power initiatives highlight industry growth
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Smart Talk: Solar power initiatives highlight industry growth

The Wolf administration recently announced a commitment to solar energy by agreeing to buy power from seven new solar projects in the state.

Reform of secrecy law for PA utilities faces long odds despite agreement that it’s a problem

Reform of secrecy law for PA utilities faces long odds despite agreement that it’s a problem

Lawmakers in both parties acknowledge the measure impedes government transparency and public safety, but powerful special interests stand in the way of any major changes.
GOP senators concerned about emissions capping program, skeptical about climate change
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GOP senators concerned about emissions capping program, skeptical about climate change

“When the price of gas goes up, if effects more rural Pennsylvanians because we don’t have the luxury of walking outside and catching a bus or train,” said Sen. Kim Ward.
Wolf dusts off $4.5 billion infrastructure plan
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Wolf dusts off $4.5 billion infrastructure plan

The governor first introduced Restore PA last year, to a chilly response from Republicans. It’s one of several unsuccessful proposals he is reiterating ahead of his 2020 budget address.
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Renewable natural gas? Yes, it’s a thing, and now Philly residents can get it
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Renewable natural gas? Yes, it’s a thing, and now Philly residents can get it

As of this month, Philadelphians can choose a cleaner option: gas produced in landfills, known as biogas.
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