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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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Protecting America's cornerstone conservation program

After more than 50 years of funding America’s national park system -- including iconic places in Pennsylvania such as Gettysburg, Valley Forge and the Delaware Water Gap -- inaction by Congress allowed...

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PennEnvironment releases 2018 environmental scorecard

With our partners at Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, PennEnvironment released its scorecard for General Assembly members for the 2017-2018 legislative session...

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Protecting the Susquehanna River from illegal pollution

PennEnvironment joined our partner groups Waterkeeper Alliance, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association to announce our intent to sue the Brunner Island...

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Turning the tide on plastic pollution

It’s clear we have a plastic problem. Over the past six decades, we’ve produced more than 9 billion tons of the stuff. What wasn’t burned in incinerators now clogs our landfills or has washed into our waterways where it continues to harm wildlife...

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