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Groups Announce Historic Coal Ash Cleanup Agreement with Power Plant Polluting Susquehanna River

Four environmental groups today announced an historic agreement to reduce toxic pollutants leaking from a power plant’s coal ash dumps into groundwater and the Susquehanna River, the largest Chesapeake Bay tributary.

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PennEnvironment Statement on Philly Plastic Bag Ban Bill Introduction

“Today, Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced his expanded and enhanced legislation to ban plastic bags citywide from grocery stores, pharmacies, and corner stores. Councilman Squilla worked closely with PennEnvironment and other stakeholders to make changes to improve this legislation from previous versions that have been introduced in City Council.

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U.S. Senate steps up on climate Introduces bill to stay in Paris Climate Accord

[Pennsylvania]- Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Bob Menendez (NJ) and Tom Carper (DE) introduced the ”International Climate Accountability Act” (S.1743). This bill is a companion bill to the House’s Climate Action Now Act (HR 9), which passed by a bipartisan majority last month.This legislation aims to keep the United States on track to stay in the Paris Climate Accord, which President Donald Trump has vowed to withdraw from.

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PennEnvironment, Rep. Mike Zabel join Local Townships as Thousands of Residents Recycle Electronic Devices

MARPLE, PA -- PennEnvironment and Representative Mike Zabel of Delaware County joined Newtown, Haverford, and Marple Townships for their Annual Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday.

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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.

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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).

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Lawmakers, PennEnvironment announce ‘Zero Waste PA’ package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society

HARRISBURG, April 10 – House lawmakers joined PennEnvironment today to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a "throwaway" society.

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO PHILLY CITY COUNCIL: WE WILL NOT ENDORSE CANDIDATES WHO VOTE IN SUPPORT OF NEW FOSSIL FUEL PROJECT

[Philadelphia, PA] – As Philadelphia City Council prepares to vote on a controversial fossil fuel project this week, major environmental groups announced that a vote in support of this project will automatically disqualify incumbent councilmembers from receiving the organizations’ endorsements.

Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Climate Solutions from Day One

New governors are getting ready to take office in 20 states, from Florida to Alaska. As America’s newly elected governors prepare to take on their states’ biggest challenges, they should prioritize taking bold action on the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.

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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.

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