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We sued polluters breaking the law and won.

When it comes to polluters breaking our cornerstone environmental laws or regulators who aren’t taking the proper steps to make sure polluters comply with these laws, PennEnvironment has long worked to use the power of citizen enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to address these issues. In 2013, PennEnvironment announced two legal actions to address the lax behavior of polluters and state agencies that caused more air and water pollution in Pennsylvania.

Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Solar Schools for Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s public schools could cover nearly 40 percent of their energy needs by installing solar panels on their 100 acres of usable rooftop space. “Going solar” would save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars on electricity bills for school buildings, while creating local jobs, offering educational and training opportunities for city students and reducing pollution.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

PennEnvironment study: Large solar potential for Philadelphia’s public schools

[Philadelphia] – Today, PennEnvironment was joined by Councilman Derek Green to release Solar Schools for Philadelphia: Clean air, green jobs, and financial savings, a report that analyzes the economic, public health, job creation and environmental benefits of installing solar on the rooftops of Philadelphia public schools.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, ACTION United and ForestEthics

New Study: Philly’s Minority Communities at Greatest Risk from Oil Trains

[Philadelphia, PA] A new report today released by ForestEthics, ACTION United and PennEnvironment reveals that Philadelphia’s communities of color and low-income communities face disproportionate threats from oil train explosions and pollution when compared with white and higher-income communities.

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Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, Action United and ForestEthics

Environmental Justice and Oil Trains in Pennsylvania

This report by ForestEthics, ACTION United and PennEnvironment reveals that Philadelphia’s communities of color and low-income communities face disproportionate threats from oil train explosions and pollution when compared with white and higher-income communities.

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News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment Statement on Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan has a strong legal foundation in the Clean Air Act, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will uphold this overwhelmingly popular move to protect our health and communities from the impacts of climate change.  We are confident that clean air will ultimately prevail.  

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