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Global Warming Solutions

President Obama has a plan that’s been called “the strongest action ever taken by an American president” to tackle global warming. Our new leaders in Congress have vowed to do everything in their power to stop him. Stand with the president for our health and our future, not the polluters.

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Stop Keystone

New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is bringing up the Keystone XL pipeline as his first order of business. Here’s why we’re urging senators to vote no.

Report | PennEnvironment

Hitting Close to Home

Eighty-four percent of Pennsylvanians live in counties recently affected by weather-related disasters, according to an interactive online map that crunches data from the federal government. 

News Release | PennEnvironment

Map: 84 percent of Pennsylvanians live in counties recently affected by extreme weather disasters

Eighty-four percent of Pennsylvanians live in counties recently affected by weather-related disasters, according to an interactive online map. 

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.  

News Release | PennEnvironment

PennEnvironment Shows Governor Wolf Valentine’s Day Love for Climate Action

On Friday afternoon, PennEnvironment volunteers delivered a collage of hundreds of photo petition valentines to directors of Governor Wolf’s regional offices asking him “to be Pennsylvania’s climate sweetheart.”

News Release | PennEnvironment

Ten Priorities for a Green National Budget

Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 9), the Obama administration will present its last budget to Congress. The first iteration of the must-pass federal budget will be one of the final opportunities the president has to shape his legacy for our air, water, our lands, and our climate.  Together with our national federation at Environment America, we’re calling on the president to include the following ten priorities his budget to help ensure a greener, cleaner, healthier future for Pennsylvania, the country, and the planet.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Report: wind could produce enough power to reduce as much pollution as 300,000 cars

Carbon pollution equal to that produced by as many as 309,464 cars could be eliminated by 2020 with a moderate growth in wind power in the state.

Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Turning to the Wind

Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America.

The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001. American wind power has already significantly reduced global warming pollution. In 2014 alone, wind-generated electricity averted an estimated 143 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions–as much as would be produced by 37 typical coal-fired power plants. With America’s massive potential for wind energy on land and off our coasts, wind power can play a key role in meeting the emission reduction targets of the recently adopted Clean Power Plan and moving the nation toward a future of 100 percent renewable electricity. 

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