News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment Response to Today's South Philly Refinery Fire

At approximately 3:15 am this morning, a 3-alarm explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philly rocked local neighborhoods

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment Statement on Philly Plastic Bag Ban Bill Introduction

“Today, Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced his expanded and enhanced legislation to ban plastic bags citywide from grocery stores, pharmacies, and corner stores. Councilman Squilla worked closely with PennEnvironment and other stakeholders to make changes to improve this legislation from previous versions that have been introduced in City Council.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Hundreds Rally at PA Capitol for Passage of Bipartisan, 100% Renewable Energy Legislation

[Harrisburg, PA] - On Wednesday, hundreds of Pennsylvanians from Erie to Philadelphia and everywhere in between converged on the capitol building for the state’s largest annual citizen environmental lobby day. The attendees were joined by local and state legislators, clean energy businesses, religious leaders, health professionals, and even a 10-year-old child during a rally to advocate for legislation awaiting action in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would require the Commonwealth to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 (HB 1425, SB 630).  The legislation has bipartisan support from 20 state Senators and 70 state Representatives.

News Release | PennEnvironment

BREAKING: Environmental response to U.S. Steel plant running without critical pollution controls AGAIN

In response to the announcement that U.S.Steel's Clariton Coke Works is again operating without critical pollution controls, PennEnvironment issued the following statement: 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House should adopt three-year phaseout of PFAS in military

The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services approved provisions in the annual defense policy bill early this morning that would phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. Right now, Congress has a critical opportunity to stamp out a major threat to our public health. Millions of people across the country are currently drinking water contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals. Eliminating the use of these chemicals is the best way to protect our drinking water from these dangerous substances.

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