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Our action against illegal polluters led to historic victory.

When it comes to polluters breaking our cornerstone environmental laws or regulators who aren’t taking the proper steps to make sure polluters comply with these laws, PennEnvironment has long worked to use the power of citizen enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to address these issues. In 2016, PennEnvironment litigated a federal Clean Air Act lawsuit against the largest steel company in the world, ArcelorMittal, after uncovering hundreds of environmental violations at the company's coal processing facility located just outside of Pittsburgh in the city of Monessen, PA.  A settlement is now in sight that will require the company to upgrade the facility, reduce its pollution, pay a significant civil penalty, and comply at last with the Clean Air Act.

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Groups Urge River Basin Commission: “Don’t Drill the Delaware”

Today, groups representing residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware gathered to deliver a record-breaking number of public comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), urging them not to move ahead with gas drilling in the River Basin until such drilling is proven safe.

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PennEnvironment new short film: Marcellus Shale Stories

On the eve of a Congressional hearing on gas drilling, PennEnvironment today released a new short film in which individual Pennsylvanians explain how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has contaminated their drinking water, air, and quality of life.

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Pa. second in U.S. for smog-producing pollution

As Congress considers whether to block rules limiting air pollutants, a new report finds that Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants emit more unhealthy smog producing pollution than any state except Texas.

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PennEnvironment official visits Erie to talk about solar hot water systems

Richard Reeves Sr. likes taking hot showers, helping the environment and saving money. The solar hot water system at his Millcreek Township home allows him to do all three.

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