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We're slowing down fracking in Pennsylvania.

PennEnvironment and PennEnvironment Reasearch and Policy Center has called for a ban on fracking, to protect our health, environment and communities. In 2016, you helped us continue to shine a spotlight on the threats posed by fracking and the worst actors in the fracking industry and made headway to protect our environment when positive action seemed so hard to come by.

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Advocates Rally for Climate Action in Center City

Philadelphia, PA - On Tuesday, August 28th, citizens joined PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, Clean Air Council, PennFuture, and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3631 for a “Beat the Heat” Rally with free ice cream from Franklin Fountain at Logan Square to show that while Pennsylvania can cool off with frozen treats now, citizens need to make their voices heard and call for long term solutions to beat the heat and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Advocates Rally for Climate Action in Montgomery County

Norristown, PA - On Saturday, August 25th, citizens joined PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center for a “Beat the Heat” Rally with free Rita’s water ice at the Montgomery County Courthouse to show that while Pennsylvania can cool off with frozen treats now, citizens need to make their voices heard and call for long term solutions to beat the heat and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase Pennsylvania’s air pollution and climate risk

[Philadelphia, PA] -- Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. The citizens of Pennsylvania and all Americans deserve better.

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5 State Legislators join PennEnvironment to highlight clean energy solutions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Today, PennEnvironment was joined by Philadelphia state representatives and senators to hold a forum promoting clean energy solutions and calling on Pennsylvania to transition to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. With record heat waves and torrential downpours hitting the state and wildfires burning across the west coast, the need for clean energy solutions and moving off of fossil fuels to combat climate change could not be any clearer.

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New Interactive Map Reveals Threats to the Delaware River Watershed

PHILADELPHIA, PA – PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center today unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive map of the Delaware River watershed.  The map allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to pinpoint pollution sources and consider common-sense solutions to address them.

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