News Release | PennEnvironment

Clairton Residents Speak Out Against U.S. Steel’s Failed Response on Clairton Coke Works Pollution

Residents from eight communities surrounding the Clairton Coke Works and environmental advocates will gather to share the concerns of the community regarding the Christmas Eve 2018 explosion and fire at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works. The event destroyed the plant’s ability to remove oils and sulfur emissions from the still-operating coke ovens, creating serious ongoing public health concerns.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Climate solutions from Day One

[Philadelphia, PA] -- As Governor Wolf prepares for his second-term inauguration later this month, a new study by the statewide environmental group PennEnvironment shows how he has the power and opportunity to lead Pennsylvania in adopting solutions to the climate crisis. Today, PennEnvironment released a new report, Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now, detailing actions that Gov. Wolf—and the twenty new governors seated across the nation—can take immediately to significantly reduce planet-warming carbon pollution and ensure a more stable climate for their states and the nation.

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.

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