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:

 

News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, ACTION United and ForestEthics

New Study: Philly’s Minority Communities at Greatest Risk from Oil Trains

[Philadelphia, PA] A new report today released by ForestEthics, ACTION United and PennEnvironment reveals that Philadelphia’s communities of color and low-income communities face disproportionate threats from oil train explosions and pollution when compared with white and higher-income communities.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New report: Oil trains put over 3.9 million Pennsylvania residents living in the evacuation zone at risk for disaster

On the heels of the February 16 oil train explosion in West Virginia, the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and the FracTracker Alliance released a new study showing that over 3.9 million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone for an oil train accident.