News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New report: By electrifying buildings, PA would reap massive health benefits, climate pollution reductions

Philadelphia, PA -- Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the nation for its potential to reduce global warming pollution by electrifying buildings, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, PennPIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group. The study, Electric Buildings: Repowering Homes and Businesses for Our Health and Environment, found that completely electrifying Pennsylvania’s homes and businesses by 2050 would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13.7 million metric tons -- equal to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road. Going all-electric in our state’s buildings would help cut emissions, improve public health, and protect the planet, the report concluded.

News Release | PennEnvironment

State legislators announce legislation to transition Pennsylvania to 100 percent renewable energy

[Harrisburg, PA] -- State Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) and state Senators Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery & Delaware Counties) and Katie Muth (D-Chester & Montgomery counties) announced on Saturday that they would be introducing legislation in the State House and State Senate that would require Pennsylvania to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Local officials call for infrastructure that protects Pennsylvania’s health and environment

PHILADELPHIA -- A group of over 360 local elected officials from across the United States, including 111 signers from Pennsylvania, called on President Biden and Congress for robust infrastructure funding to make our communities healthier and protect the environment. The national sign-on letter, released by PennEnvironment, highlighted how infrastructure investment could unite a divided country and heal economic wounds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It called for investments -- essential to protecting public health and addressing climate change -- in five key areas: clean water; transportation; clean energy; nature-based; and solid waste infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and PennEnvironment respond to the outline of President Biden's Build Back Better plan before his speech in Pittsburgh unveiling the plan. The transformative plan focuses on infrastructure investments that will improve public health and the environment.

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment, Sierra Club settle federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against PPG Industries, Inc.

PITTSBURGH – After nearly a decade in federal court, PennEnvironment and Sierra Club announced Monday that they had settled their federal Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) citizen suit against PPG Industries, Inc.. The suit centered on decades of illegal pollution at the company’s Ford City waste site, which abuts the Allegheny River approximately 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Armstrong County.

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