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Environmental Groups Take Legal Action Over Air Pollution from Industrial Flares

Washington, D.C. – A coalition of ten environmental organizations today sent the Trump Administration EPA a notice of intent to sue the agency over its failure to reduce toxic air pollution from the flares on petrochemical plants, gas processing facilities, and other industrial sites.

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PA cities lag behind other major U.S cities in solar power, new report reveals

[Philadelphia, PA] - Pennsylvania’s largest cities lagged behind other U.S. cities in installing solar power in the last year. Pittsburgh ranked 46th and Philadelphia ranked 50th nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

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NEWS RELEASE: PennEnvironment Announces Local Endorsements for Spring 2020 Primary Election

[Philadelphia] -- Today, PennEnvironment announced its slate of environmental endorsements for Pennsylvania’s spring 2020 primary election, including endorsements for Congress, the state House of Representatives, and the state Senate.

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PennEnvironment Statement: Response to Philadelphia’s Earth Day announcement to delay plastic bag ban law

PHILADELPHIA – As Philadelphia and the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd) and looked for proactive policies to protect the environment, the city surprised PennEnvironment, elected officials and others by announcing a 10-month delay of the implementation of the city’s single-use plastic bag ban legislation that passed City Council in December 2019.  

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PennEnvironment Statement: EPA attack on mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

PITTSBURGH -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last night finalized an attack on the Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which limit emissions of mercury and other toxics from power plants that use fossil fuels.