Category Archives: Environment

Please Support EPA’s Proposal to Restore Clean Water Act Protections for our Vital Water Resources

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): For almost 30 years, the Clean Water Act provided broad protections for waters across the country, but two misguided Supreme Court decisions have created confusion about which waters are protected, leaving small streams and wetlands vulnerable to … Continue reading

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PA-DEP Listening Session on EPA Clean Power Plan—September 25, Harrisburg

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session next Thursday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to hear what you think of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. This … Continue reading

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Send a Message to the EPA: Fracked Gas Is Not a Climate Solution

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Burning fracked gas instead of coal does next to nothing to address global climate change,1 but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pushing gas as a climate solution. It’s up to you to set … Continue reading

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View Disruption Film on Climate Change—Free Online

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the … Continue reading

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Giving Away the Golden Egg: Shale Tax Revenue Could Top $1 Billion by 2015-16

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/august/giving-away-golden-egg-shale-tax-revenue-could-top-1-billion-2015-16 Aug 28, 2014 10:04 am | Sharon Ward Here’s one estimate that Pennsylvania exceeded in 2014—gas production in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region came in ahead of projections for the first half of the year. Had Pennsylvania adopted … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Divestment & Faith Webinar—September 10, Webinar

Divestment seems to be the buzzword lately. But what is it?  What does it mean? Join us for a webinar along with perspectives from the United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church to learn what … Continue reading

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PA Department of Health Has Been Willfully Ignoring Calls About Fracking—Share Your Story

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Were Your Fracking-Related Health Complaints Swept Under the Rug? Several weeks ago, we got some disturbing news about the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As it turns out, this state agency has been instructing employees … Continue reading

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Earth Quaker Action Team Action on Mountaintop Removal—September 8, Washington, DC

On Monday, Sept 8 in Washington, D.C., EQAT & Climate First! will transform PNC bank into a classroom, complete with a teacher and blackboard. Through interactive lessons, we’ll remind PNC of the formula that leads to poisoned water in Appalachia. And how … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Calling for the US to Lead and Support International Climate Negotiations

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): One month from now, U.S. diplomats will join their colleagues from around the world to plan action to address climate change. But here in the United States, legislative action has been stalled … Continue reading

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Under Attack? Climate Change Raises PA’s Pesky Insect Population

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-22/climate-change-air-quality/under-attack-climate-change-raises-pas-pesky-insect-population/a41264-1 August 22, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Many forms of wildlife in Pennsylvania, from trees and plants to fish, have suffered the dangerous effects of climate change, but insects are thriving … Continue reading

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