What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 28, 2018:
Led by the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, a group of 61 petitioners is calling on state regulators to establish a cap-and-trade program in Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions that contributes to climate change. The Constitutional Amendment that says Pennsylvanians have a right to clean air and water is the tool they’re using to force the issue.
Appearing on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss what could be a significant action are John Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Law and Sustainability, Director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, Widener University Commonwealth Law School and Marie Cusick, StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter.
Marie Cusick and John Dernbach
Also, a Pennlive investigative series into nursing homes is garnering attention for exposing problems in what’s often called a broken system.
In 2015, the state attorney general filed a lawsuit against several nursing home chains after findings of widespread mismanagement and failing to provide basic care. At the time, the Pennsylvania Health Department promised a “crack down” of the offending companies, but an eight-month PennLive investigation has found that little has improved.