News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Gov. Wolf takes important step to help reduce carbon emissions in Pennsylvania

[Pittsburgh, PA] - On Tuesday, January 8th, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that establishes Pennsylvania’s first statewide carbon reduction goal. The order sets a greenhouse gas reduction target of 26% by 2025 that increases to 80% by 2050. In addition, there will be energy consumption reduction goals of 3% per year and electrifying 25% of the state’s car fleet by 2050.

News Release | PennEnvironment

U.S. Senate fails to renew Land and Water Conservation Fund

[Philadelphia, PA] – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government into February 2019, but fails to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful bipartisan conservation and recreation program that has funded projects in all 50 states since it began in 1965.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Groundbreaking legislation addressing lead paint in schools passes through Philadelphia City Council

The bill, backed by Councilman Mark Squilla, Philadelphia Healthy Schools Initiative and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, sets the nation’s most far-reaching standards for lead paint remediation in schools.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New EPA plan would drastically roll back clean water protections

[Harrisburg, PA]. -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its plan to drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands in Pennsylvania and across the country.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Residents Urge U.S. Steel to Focus on Cleanup

Pittsburgh, PA – Residents in the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh urged U.S. Steel to stop appealing fines for air pollution violations and focus on fixing the long violating Clairton Coke Works.  The Allegheny County Health Department held a hearing today on U.S. Steel’s appeal of ACHD’s $1,000,000 fine for hundreds of recent violations at the Clairton Coke Works.

Pages