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News Release | PennEnvironment

WASHINGTON -- A new bill, introduced today by Sen. Tom Carper and co-sponsored by 33 members, calls for a national goal of net-zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury.

News Release | PennEnvironment

[Philadelphia, PA] – On the day of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s annual budget address, members of the state legislature voted to give the fracking and petrochemical industry a massive tax break that could equal up to $660 million per project in lost revenue for the Commonwealth, making it harder to fund environmental protection, education, and other important priorities for the state. 

House Bill 1100 would subsidize fracking, petrochemical, and single-use plastic production. The proposal was met with broad opposition from environmental organizations. 

News Release | PennEnvironment

[Harrisburg, PA] -- Following landmark 100 percent renewable energy victories in New Mexico, Maine, and Washington in 2019, Environment America is launching its 2020 campaign for 100 percent clean renewable energy around the country this week. Here in Pennsylvania, PennEnvironment is continuing to build support for its 100% renewable energy campaign, which launched in the beginning of 2018.

Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

[PITTSBURGH, PA] – Millions of Pennsylvanians across the state are breathing months’ worth of poor air quality due to pollution in 2018, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment  Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The groups' report was released as Pittsburgh and other metropolitan areas experienced unhealthy air days this month, an uncommon experience in wintertime for the Commonwealth's cities.

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We’ve lost a colleague and friend.

Ed Johnson, president of Environment America, our national network of state environmental groups, and director of our network's outreach and citizen engagement programs, has passed away. A remembrance of Ed’s life and work.