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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.

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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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Gov. Wolf takes important step to help reduce carbon emissions in Pennsylvania

[Pittsburgh, PA] - On Tuesday, January 8th, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that establishes Pennsylvania’s first statewide carbon reduction goal. The order sets a greenhouse gas reduction target of 26% by 2025 that increases to 80% by 2050. In addition, there will be energy consumption reduction goals of 3% per year and electrifying 25% of the state’s car fleet by 2050.

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U.S. Senate fails to renew Land and Water Conservation Fund

[Philadelphia, PA] – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government into February 2019, but fails to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful bipartisan conservation and recreation program that has funded projects in all 50 states since it began in 1965.

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With public opposition growing against plastics, enviro groups deliver 15,000 signatures calling for a statewide ban on polystyrene

[Bridgeport, PA] – With public opposition of single-use plastics growing rapidly, statewide environmental group PennEnvironment delivered 15,000 petition signatures to the legislature’s lead sponsor of a bill to ban the distribution and sale of polystyrene cups and food containers in the Commonwealth.

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PennEnvironment Launches Billboard Campaign Urging Rep. Keith Rothfus to #SAVELWCF

[Pittsburgh, PA] – In response to the September 30th expiration of America's most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the statewide environmental organization PennEnvironment announced billboards urging Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-12) to support permanent reauthorization and full funding for LWCF.

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PennEnvironment Announces State Endorsements for Election Day 2018

[Pennsylvania]-- With Election Day 2018 only 13 days away, today PennEnvironment released its list of local and statewide environmental candidates that the organization is endorsing in Pennsylvania’s 2018 general election this November. This list includes endorsements for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Pennsylvania state House and state Senate.

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Congressman Evans tours Bartram’s Garden for firsthand look at how DC policymaking affects Philly’s environment

WHAT:  Bartram’s Garden staff, volunteers, and local residents team up with PennEnvironment to give an interactive guided tour to Congressman Dwight Evans.  The tour will show first-hand how the federal environmental policies on which Rep. Evans votes directly affects our local environment and Philadelphia’s most cherished and historic places. Bartram’s Garden straddles the third and fifth congressional districts under the new borders recently created through redistricting.  The tour will include stops along Bartram’s Garden’s banks of the Schuylkill River waterfront where the Congressman will hear from local fishermen and boat builders; Stop 2 will be visiting the expanding trail that will connect Bartram’s Garden to the Schuylkill Riverfront Park in Center City; and Stop 3 will tour Bartram’s working community garden, Sankofa Community Farm.

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After 52 years, program protecting Valley Forge, Gettysburg Park expires Sunday due to Congressional inaction

[Philadelphia, PA] -- America's most successful conservation and recreation program is expected to expire this Sunday, September 30. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected some of Pennsylvania’s most iconic places over the last 52 years.

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