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.

News Release | PennEnvironment

Statement: PennEnvironment applauds Gov. Wolf for largest government solar commitment in the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new renewable energy initiative Monday that is, to date, the largest solar commitment by any U.S. governing entity. All told, this initiative will supply nearly 50 percent of the state government’s electricity through seven new solar arrays slated for construction in Pennsylvania’s Columbia, Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and York counties. When the project is completed in early 2023, it is expected to deliver 361,000 megawatts of electricity each year and reduce climate-triggering carbon pollution by nearly 158,000 metric tons annually.