News Release | PennEnvironment

Chesco Renewable Energy Expo offers residents tools to use cleaner energy

On Saturday, March 30th, Chesco residents packed the West Whiteland Township Building to learn more about renewable energy businesses in their area. PennEnvironment and Sierra Club’s Chester County Ready for 100 program hosted a 100% Renewable Energy Expo & Discussion in Exton, PA. Throughout the afternoon, over 150 Chester County residents explored clean energy and energy efficiency business exhibits to learn how they could transition their home to cleaner resources and help reduce their carbon footprint.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

News Release | PennEnvironment

New Report Gives Pennsylvania “F” for response to lead in school drinking water

[Harrisburg, PA] – PennEnvironment was joined today by a bipartisan group of state Representatives, including Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna) and Rep. Austin Davis (D-Allegheny) to release the organization's newest study on the threat posed by lead in drinking water in schools. PennEnvironment's new study gave the state an "F" for responding to lead in drinking water in the state's schools.

News Release | PennEnvironment

House approves public lands bill, permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

PHILADELPHIA -- In a bipartisan 363-62 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a public lands bill last week that, if signed into law by President Trump, will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bill passed the Senate 92-8 in late February.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed repeal of lighting efficiency standards a huge blow to planet’s health

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a public meeting today on its plan to revoke Obama-era rules that required higher energy efficiency standards for lighting. The regulations, which had been scheduled to take effect in January 2020, would have saved twice as much energy as any other efficiency regulation in history.  The light bulb standard rollback would result in an additional 34 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon dioxide by 2025.

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