News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senate hearing highlights need for clean water protections

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing this morning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to replace the Clean Water Rule. The proposed rule would roll back protections for much of America’s network of waterways. The administration’s ‘Dirty Water Rule’ would leave vast networks of America’s rivers, lakes and streams vulnerable to pollution, endangering wildlife and public health. It flies in the face of common sense, sound science and public opinion.

News Release | PennEnvironment

U.S. Senate steps up on climate Introduces bill to stay in Paris Climate Accord

[Pennsylvania]- Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Bob Menendez (NJ) and Tom Carper (DE) introduced the ”International Climate Accountability Act” (S.1743). This bill is a companion bill to the House’s Climate Action Now Act (HR 9), which passed by a bipartisan majority last month.This legislation aims to keep the United States on track to stay in the Paris Climate Accord, which President Donald Trump has vowed to withdraw from.

News Release | Environment America

Senate committee advances bipartisan bill to phase out PFAS in military

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services today announced legislation to phase out the military’s use of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. As part of the annual defense spending bill, called The National Defense Authorization Act, the Pentagon would be restricted from purchasing PFAS foams after 2022, and prohibited from using PFAS foams after 2023. We applaud the bipartisan group of senators who came together this week to protect our drinking water from these toxic chemicals. Ending the use of these persistent, cancer-causing chemicals is the best way to prevent contamination. From Michigan to North Carolina, families are grateful for this week’s progress and counting on Congress to finish the job.

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment, Rep. Mike Zabel join Local Townships as Thousands of Residents Recycle Electronic Devices

MARPLE, PA -- PennEnvironment and Representative Mike Zabel of Delaware County joined Newtown, Haverford, and Marple Townships for their Annual Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday.

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment Endorses Gym, DiBerardinis, Almiron for Philadelphia City Council

[Philadelphia, PA] – With voters’ attention building ahead of next week’s May 21st primary election, the citizen-based environmental group PennEnvironment announced its endorsements today for Philadelphia City Council. The group is supporting incumbent councilwoman Helen Gym and at-large candidate Justin DiBerardinis and Erika Almirón.

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