News Release | PennEnvironment

Groundbreaking legislation addressing lead paint in schools passes through Philadelphia City Council

The bill, backed by Councilman Mark Squilla, Philadelphia Healthy Schools Initiative and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, sets the nation’s most far-reaching standards for lead paint remediation in schools.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New EPA plan would drastically roll back clean water protections

[Harrisburg, PA]. -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its plan to drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands in Pennsylvania and across the country.

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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 hosts waterways clean-up to demonstrate support for banning single-use foam

Philadelphia, PA -- Today, PennEnvironment hosted a waterway clean-up event with members of the Philadelphia and Delaware County communities to demonstrate strong support for reducing the plastic pollution that is harming our wildlife and health. Specifically, the group called on the PA Legislatures to pass a statewide ban on single-use polystyrene.

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Philly Healthy Schools Initiative joins Councilmen Squilla, Green, others to Introduce Legislation to Tackle Lead Paint in Philly Schools

[Philadelphia, PA] – Members of Philadelphia City Council were joined by members of the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative, including parents, labor union representatives and others, to announce the introduction of new legislation by Councilman Mark Squilla to attempt to tackle the threat posed by crumbling and peeling lead paint in Philadelphia’s public schools.

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Federal Court Delivers Important Decision on PPG Allegheny River Waste Site

[Pittsburgh, PA] – Six years after non-profit environmental groups PennEnvironment and Sierra Club filed a federal lawsuit against PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) alleging ongoing violations at the company’s Ford City site along the Allegheny River, a federal judge handed down a decision finding PPG liable with respect to many of the organizations’ claims against the company.

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Boback Announces Legislation to Protect School Drinking Water

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), along with Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie), today announced introduction of House Bill 2025, which would help
address the threat of lead in drinking water in Pennsylvania’s schools.

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