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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

More Wind, Less Warming

Wind power is on track to cut as much carbon pollution in Pennsylvania as 4 coal-fired power plants, or 3,689,000 cars produce in a year by 2030, according to a new analysis by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center.   If wind continues to grow at its current rate nationally, it will be able to supply 30% of our nation’s electricity needs by 2030. 

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Environmental Groups' Threat of Lawsuit Brings Action to Protect Valley Forge, Valley Creek

The threat of a pending Clean Water Act lawsuit by PennEnvironment and the Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited (VFTU) against Tredyffrin Township compelled state environmental regulators to take their own legal action against the Township, and to forge a legally binding plan to fix and replace an aging, failure-prone sewage pipeline.

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Nearly 400,000 comments from Pennsylvanians in support of cleaning up power plants delivered to EPA

Philadelphia, PA-- As the public comment period on the Clean Power Plan closes today, PennEnvironment delivered tens of thousands of comments, resolutions of support from more than a dozen communities, and letters from businesses and professors in support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

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PA Solar Power Growing by 49% a Year

Philadelphia PA –Solar power is growing so fast in Pennsylvania that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

PA Solar Power Growing by 49% a Year

Philadelphia PA –Solar power is growing so fast in Pennsylvania that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.

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