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Pennsylvania Auditor General issues stern critique of Department of Environmental Protection's handling of natural gas industry

July 25, 2014

Benefits of shale gas drilling “cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing.” more»

Environmental organizations call for investigation into Pennsylvania Department of Health actions around fracking complaints

July 25, 2014

Legitimate public concerns with natural gas drilling activity “cannot be discounted or dismissed outright” more»

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

July 25, 2014

Bill will provide storm water authorities a new tool to encourage voluntary efforts to reduce storm water

(Harrisburg — July 10, 2014) — PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for the passage of Senator Ted Erickson's Senate Bill 1255 that provides new options for local governments to address the widespread problem of storm water runoff. more»

PennFuture urges legislature to reject irresponsible budget that will damage public lands

July 25, 2014

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling more»

PennFuture collects 18 pallets of electronics for recycling in Wilkes-Barre

July 25, 2014

(Wilkes-Barre) — PennFuture staff in downtown Wilkes-Barre recently organized their third multi-building electronic waste pickup in conjunction with Luzerne County’s Recycling Office and coordinator Beth DeNardi. The collection resulted in 18 pallets of used electronic items that will be recycled instead of going to landfills. more»

PennFuture and Sierra Club honor West Chester Mayor Comitta and BLUER

July 25, 2014

Borough of West Chester celebrates "Bike to Work Day" and sustainability

(Philadelphia — June 6, 2014) — This morning PennFuture and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter recognized borough leadership for its role in making West Chester a bike-friendly community as part of a larger public/private partnership to reduce West Chester's carbon footprint and slow climate change. more»

EPA carbon pollution standard a win for public health and the economy, says PennFuture

July 25, 2014

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate"

(Harrisburg — June 2, 2014) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. more»

Public health and environmental advocates to hold telepresser on Pennsylvania health benefits of proposed EPA carbon pollution rule

July 25, 2014

Local public health advocates, environmental groups and religious leaders will host a telephone press conference on June 3 at 11 a.m.to discuss a newly announced Presidential proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, a significant contributor to climate change. more»

Environmental organizations respond to Gov. Corbett's lifting of executive order prohibiting leasing of public lands for natural gas drilling

July 25, 2014

(Harrisburg – May 23, 2014) – Governor Tom Corbett's decision to lift a three-year-old moratorium to expand leasing of public lands for gas development underscores the short-sighted nature of his stewardship of our natural resources. more»