News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New Study: PA wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Enough wetlands remain in the flood-prone areas of Pennsylvania’s to hold enough rain to cover Lackawanna County in more than a foot of water, according to a new report by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.

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Environmental groups endorse Jim Kenney for Philadelphia Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of PA, PennEnvironment, and the Sierra Club endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor in the Democratic primary.  Together, these four groups represent more than 120,000 members and supporters in Philadelphia – individuals committed to a cleaner environment and prepared to vote for pro-environment candidates.  

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New national fracking rule fails to protect forests and parks

WASHINGTON, DC—Friday the Obama administration released its long-awaited rule governing fracking on federal public lands. While somewhat less damaging than as originally proposed, the plan fundamentally fails to protect America’s most prized forests and other natural areas from pollution.

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New report: Oil trains put over 3.9 million Pennsylvania residents living in the evacuation zone at risk for disaster

On the heels of the February 16 oil train explosion in West Virginia, the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and the FracTracker Alliance released a new study showing that over 3.9 million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone for an oil train accident.  

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