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Local Groups Promote Sustainable Agriculture

Now that the first day of spring has come and gone, local groups are hoping to promote healthy farming. 

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Group Pushes for Sustainable Agriculture in Southwest Pennsylvania

The PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center recently released a report on the economical and environmental benefits of sustainably produced, local agriculture. 

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Study provides blueprint to promote Pa. farmers

A state environmental advocacy group is calling on Harrisburg to help out sustainable agriculture. 

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Secretary Krancer’s Response to Water Testing Questions Offers No Answers and is Politically Charged

Members of environmental and citizen groups sent several thousand emails to Governor Tom Corbett and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer seeking information regarding how the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigates cases of water contamination from fracking. 

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100 day anniversary of Superstorm Sandy marked with day of action on climate change

As communities throughout the East Coast are still struggling to rebuild 100 days after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic, PennEnvironment urged state and federal officials to redouble their efforts to tackle climate change. Scientists have warned that climate change is helping to fuel the recent increase in extreme weather, and will make events like Superstorm Sandy, and last summer’s record drought, more severe and more frequent unless more is done to limit the carbon pollution fueling climate change.

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