Zero Waste PA

House lawmakers joined PennEnvironment to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a "throwaway" society.

2015 There Ought to be a Law contest

Each year, State Rep. Tim Briggs encourages area fifth-grade students to write an essay about a law that would improve their school, community or state. Over 400 essays were submitted this year, on topics ranging from a ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags to the establishment of learning gardens in state schools.