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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.

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PennEnvironment releases parent resource: 50 environmental activities kids can do at home

[Pennsylvania]--To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, PennEnvironment has released a list of “Fifty environmental activities kids can do at home” as a resource for families across the state. With Pennsylvania schools physically closed for the remainder of the school year in order to promote social distancing during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the set of activities provided by PennEnvironment offers a broad array of easy-to-do endeavors for Earth Day and beyond. 

News Release | Environment America

Sustainability experts celebrate Earth Day with “fossil fuel free” investing online panel

New York Times contributor Tim Gray moderated a Facebook Live panel viewed by hundreds, featuring Bill McKibben of 350.org and Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Capital Management. These experts discussed how many environmentally inclined Americans have added fossil fuel free investing to the set of tools they use to protect the Earth.

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Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

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