News Release | Penn Environment

Scott Pruitt won’t protect Pennsylvania’s air, water or families

“Pennsylvanians and all Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” – David Masur, PennEnvironment.

Philadelphia – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. PennEnvironment’s Executive Director, David Masur, issued the following statement in response:

 

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On National Doctor’s Day, 1000+ PA Health Professionals Call for Increased Protections from Fracking

Health experts from across the Commonwealth came together to issue a “Call to Action” to the Wolf administration from the largest group of PA health professionals to voice concern about the health risks posed by fracking.

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Ten Priorities for a Green National Budget

Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 9), the Obama administration will present its last budget to Congress. The first iteration of the must-pass federal budget will be one of the final opportunities the president has to shape his legacy for our air, water, our lands, and our climate.  Together with our national federation at Environment America, we’re calling on the president to include the following ten priorities his budget to help ensure a greener, cleaner, healthier future for Pennsylvania, the country, and the planet.

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Fracking in the forests: environmental groups ask for more public input

As a member of the Save Loyalsock Coalition, PennEnvironment calls for increased protections for state forests from fracking in response to the draft State Forest Resource Management Plan.

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In some ways, new gas-drilling rules are pretty limited in scope

PennEnvironment's Fracking Campaign Organizer, Allie DiTucci, is featured in a recent Pittsburgh City Paper article about new oil and gas drilling regulations.

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PennEnviroment report finds hundreds of fracking operations near Pennsylvania schools, day-care centers

PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center's report Dangerous and Close, which looks at the dangerous proximity of fracking wells to vulnerable populations, was highlighted in Pittsburgh City Paper.

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PennEnvironment, two House Dems push for stronger regulations on shale drilling operations

PA State Representatives and top health experts joined the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center to release a new report on fracking, "Dangerous and Close."

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