Pennsylvania environmental activists submit 20,000 comments on proposed changes to EPA’s clean water rule

A coalition of Philadelphian environmental organizations hand-delivered more than 20,000 public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Philadelphia office last week, all in support of the Water of the United States Rule — also known as clean water rule — created by the Obama administration in 2015.


Cartwright concerned federal budget cuts may impact local rivers

When U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright won the Democratic primary in 2012 he took his campaign staff for a canoe trip on the Delaware River.

On Thursday, Cartwright expressed concern that President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget would cut the programs that made rivers such as the Delaware clean enough for canoe trips and other forms of recreation.


Philadelphia’s air among smoggiest in northeast U.S, says study

Rimmed by refineries, snared in a spiderweb of highways, the Philadelphia region has some of the smoggiest number days in the northeast, says a report commissioned by the nonprofit advocacy group PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.


Fracking in the forests: environmental groups ask for more public input

As a member of the Save Loyalsock Coalition, PennEnvironment calls for increased protections for state forests from fracking in response to the draft State Forest Resource Management Plan.


In some ways, new gas-drilling rules are pretty limited in scope

PennEnvironment's Fracking Campaign Organizer, Allie DiTucci, is featured in a recent Pittsburgh City Paper article about new oil and gas drilling regulations.