Category Archives: Environment

Vertical Farming Taking Root in Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-24/rural-farming/vertical-farming-taking-root-in-pennsylvania/a40740-1 (07/24/14) DALTON, Pa. – In a sprawling, formerly abandoned warehouse near Scranton, the proof is in the produce as a vertical farming operation has reaped its first harvest. Minnesota-based Green Spirit Farms … Continue reading

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Governor Agrees to Delay any New Leasing of State Parks & Forests

From the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition (http://www.paforestcoalition.org/): The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation [ PEDF ]  has prevented the Governor from new leasing of gas rights under DCNR lands for now. Commonwealth Court has entered an order in which Governor Corbett has agreed … Continue reading

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Community Leaders, Advocates Call on Secretary of Transportation to Ban Use of Hazardous Rail Cars

Seek emergency order banning the use of hazardous rail cars to ship explosive crude oil The fireball that followed the derailment and explosion of two trains, one carrying Bakken crude oil, on December 30, 2013, outside Casselton, ND. U.S. PIPELINE … Continue reading

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Urge the EPA to Disclose What’s Really in Fracking Chemicals

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): I wish I could tell you about the chemical makeup of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) fluids being used at sites near you—and whether you should be concerned about their impact on the local environment … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Leasing of Public Lands for Fracking—July 28, Williamsport

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): You’re needed in Williamsport on July 28. When, where and more: Monday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. Lycoming College Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall Corner of East Fourth and Basin Streets, Williamsport Please let us know if you’ll … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day, for All: How Federal Policy Can Support Equitable Food Access—July 30, Webinar

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): Do you want to transform the food system? I know I do. Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, we believe that an ideal food system is one that would provide everyone with … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Contingent Sought for EPA Hearing on Carbon Pollution Limits—July 31, Pittsburgh

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): You’ve probably heard the encouraging news that the Obama Administration and EPA are acting on climate change with a strong proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from filthy old coal plants — and there are too many … Continue reading

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Tell the EPA It’s Time to Regulate Fracking

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): How would you like this right over your fence line? I wouldn’t, but I met a smarter woman than me. When this fracking operation was set up right next door, she used it to … Continue reading

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Save the Date: PA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Join clergy and lay leaders of all faiths (whether or not they are part of an organized denomination or congregation) for a dynamic afternoon of nationally-recognized and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers on climate … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Lutheran Synods Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes”

SELINSGROVE— On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted on June 20, 2014, to call for all environmental and public health exemptions on shale gas and … Continue reading

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