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PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

July 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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»

Giving the Delaware River Watershed the Attention it Deserves

July 14, 2014

TRENTON, NJ — The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed today applauds Senator Tom Carper for reintroducing the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, a piece of federal legislation that would give a much-needed boost to preservation and restoration efforts in the Basin and help ensure that its vital resources remain available for future generations. more»

PennFuture: American Lung Association “State of the Air” report speaks to ongoing clean air battle in Pennsylvania - Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane

July 14, 2014

(Harrisburg – April 30, 2014) – The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual “State of the Air” report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. more»

Statement from PennFuture CEO Cindy Dunn on just-released DCNR Marcellus monitoring report

July 14, 2014

(Harrisburg — April 16, 2014) — Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: more»