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Settlement of PennFuture appeal signals improvements to Pennsylvania stormwater management

November 26, 2014

(Harrisburg – November 20, 2014) – PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday filed a Stipulation of Settlement outlining improvements to Pennsylvania's municipal stormwater permitting system.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission threatens to cut through the Allegheny Front

November 26, 2014

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) — Conservation groups are raising alarms about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's (PTC) plans to abandon the Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County in favor of making a large open cut through the top of Allegheny Mountain, which would destroy valuable wildlife habitat and threaten two watersheds. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is currently considering plan more»

5 Simple Things that Governor Tom Wolf can do for Pennsylvania’s Environment

November 26, 2014

In the last four years, Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania House and Senate have made repeated attacks on environmental protection and sought to maximize the profits of the gas, oil and coal industries at the expense of Pennsylvania's health and safety. more»

Pitt study: Air pollution linked to autism in southwestern Pennsylvania

November 26, 2014

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders

(Pittsburgh — October 22, 2014) — Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child’s early years of life and the development of autism spectrum diso more»

65 Pennsylvania Sporting Groups Back EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

November 26, 2014

"As stewards for future generations, it is our obligation to conserve land and water resources."

October 21, 2014 — Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. more»

Legislative #FAIL: PA House and Senate side with special interests as both chambers fail to protect their constituents and the environment

November 26, 2014

(Harrisburg — October 15, 2014) — This week, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two bills that will
harm the water and air of Pennsylvanians. more»

Clean Water Proposal to Benefit PA Waters, Wildlife

November 26, 2014

This statement was released by the National Wildlife Federation on behalf of the NWF, PennFuture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Fly Fishers Paradise, and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.

Save the Loyalsock Coalition Responds to DCNR Announcement of 15-Day Public Comment Period

November 26, 2014

Calls for More Meaningful Public Process and Greater Protections for Clarence Moore Lands more»

Many voices in support of EPA's Clean Power Plan on day one of two-day public hearing in Pittsburgh

November 26, 2014

(Pittsburgh — July 31, 2014) — During a public hearing today in Pittsburgh and at a press conference and rally, elected officials, health experts, labor leaders, industry leaders, and environmental advocates highlighted the public health benefits of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standard for existing power plants as they urged Pennsylvanians to pledge support f more»