Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Organizations want legislative fixes to recycling collection in Pennsylvania

Recycling in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but industry professionals see a broken system that could be aided by state lawmakers in Harrisburg. 
 
Panelists representing the National Waste & Recycling Association, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, recycling company Agilyx and the Consumer Technology Association appeared before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Wednesday to brief lawmakers on the state of recycling in Pennsylvania and urge legislators to fix the system and make it more convenient for Pennsylvania residents.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Metcalfe crafting impeachment resolution against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Metcalfe crafting impeachment resolution against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

The push for gun control in Pittsburgh has been met with wariness from gun advocates since the idea began gaining real traction in December. However some guns rights activists have taken their anger over newly signed gun control ordinances to court, in the form of lawsuits and even criminal complaints against Pittsburgh City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto. But as of yesterday, Peduto in particular is facing backlash not just from residents but from the state legislature, in the form of an announcement by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) that he is drafting a resolution to start impeachment proceedings against the mayor.
Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 25, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
House committee hears contrarian climate change viewpoint

House committee hears contrarian climate change viewpoint

Wednesday’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting was marked by a unique guest — geologist and climate skeptic Gregory Wrightstone, who urged House lawmakers to look past a 97-percent scientific consensus and come to their own science-based conclusions on the climate change debate.
 
Wrightstone was invited by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), chairman of the committee, to offer a contrarian viewpoint to the greater climate change discussion. An author and a former consultant for the natural gas industry, Wrightstone said the 97-percent consensus reached by actively publishing climate scientists has been “completely discredited” and made up of “lies and inaccuracies.”
Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

A series of bills in the House are drawing attention to the longtime controversy surrounding a moratorium on fracking issued by the Delaware River Basin Commission, which is presently considering a full ban on the practice.

The DRBC launched the current moratorium in 2010, following concern from environmental activists that allowing the practice would get in the way of the agency’s mission of protecting the health of the watershed, which comprises parts of Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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