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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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Citizens Call on Trump EPA to Keep Clean Water Protections

[Philadelphia, PA] -- Pennsylvanians have overwhelmingly responded to the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal protections for streams, rivers, wetlands, and drinking water supplies, with tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians submitting comments in less than 90 days requesting that these safeguards remain intact.  

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STATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AMERICA AND ITS STATE AFFILIATES IN PA, NJ, AND NY: SUPPORTING HISTORIC PROPOSAL TO PROTECT DELAWARE RIVER

[Philadelphia, PA] – Today the regional multi-state agency (the Delaware River Basin Commission, DRBC) charged with preserving and restoring the Delaware River, its tributaries and watershed made a historic announcement for protecting this important local waterway by proposing to ban the oil and gas drilling practice known as “fracking” within the Delaware River Basin.

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Pollution would get worse for Lake Erie with budget cuts, new report says

Erie, PA – Proposed cuts to EPA clean water programs would halt progress on addressing industrial waste, sewage runoff, and agricultural pollution in Lake Erie, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.  With a deadline for Congress to approve a federal budget fast approaching, State Representative Pat Harkins, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper joined PennEnvironment in calling for full funding of EPA to protect Lake Erie and other Pennsylvania waterways.

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Trump budget cuts would devastate Delaware River protection efforts, new report says.

Philadelphia, PA – Proposed cuts to clean water programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) by the Trump administration would dramatically halt progress on addressing many of the greatest threats facing the Delaware River including sewage pollution, industrial pollutants and mine pollution, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.