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.

News Release | Environment America

65 groups call for legislation to phase out PFAS in the military within three years

Environment America submitted a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees today, calling on Congress to pass legislation to phase out military firefighting foams that contain toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) within three years. Sixty-five environmental, veterans and community groups signed on to the letter. “Families from Michigan to West Virginia are drinking poisoned water because nearby military bases keep using these toxic chemicals,” says Bart Johnsen-Harris, clean water advocate with Environment America. “We need to leverage our military’s resources, ingenuity and grit to complete this transition away from PFAS quickly. This is a fight not just to preserve our drinking water, but to protect American lives.”

News Release | PennEnvironment

Bipartisan group of Pennsylvania legislators introduce bill to transition state to 100 percent renewable energy

[Harrisburg, PA] -- A collection of 88 Republican and Democratic Pennsylvania state legislators today announced the re-introduction of legislation in the General Assembly that would require the Commonwealth to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Statement on Congress voting for Climate Action Now Act: First climate bill in a decade to pass the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act today by a margin of 231-190. Yes votes included Pennsylvania Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA- 01), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Susan Wild (PA- 07), Matt Cartwright (PA- 08), Conor Lamb (PA-17), and Mike Doyle (PA-18).

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environment America endorses “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act”

Five Congressmen introduced a bill this week to combat toxic drinking water pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). While PFAS chemicals are putting the drinking water of millions of Americans at risk, EPA has failed to set a clear limit to drive cleanup of contaminated water. This bill would jump-start the process of creating an overall limit on PFAS in our drinking water. 

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