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

August 23, 2014

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

(Harrisburg, PA) — Earlier this week, DCNR announced at a meeting of the Natural Gas Advisory Committee that the agency will conduct a short public comment period on the draft Surface Development Management Agreement for the Loyalsock once negotiations are complete and a final plan is drafted. more»

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

August 23, 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»

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

August 23, 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

August 23, 2014

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

PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

August 23, 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

August 23, 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

August 23, 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

August 23, 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

August 23, 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»