Category Archives: Environment

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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Top Five Myths About Coal—Sign Petition to EPA to Reduce Carbon

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Have you seen conflicting reports and articles about coal? With all the rumors out there it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. That’s why we’ve compiled the “Top 5 Myths About Coal” … Continue reading

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On Public Land, a Gas Company Takes Private Control

A very disturbing report… Posted at http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/08/11/on-public-land-a-gas-company-takes-private-control/ On any given day Bob Deering doesn’t know how much trouble he’ll have getting to and from his home. He lives on a mountain in Lycoming County and he’s routinely stopped and questioned by … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation PA Outreach and Advocacy Manager

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a PA Outreach and Advocacy Manager to be based at their PA State Office located in Harrisburg. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Insects- Global Warming Picks a Winner—August 21, Harrisburg

New National Wildlife Federation Report: Ticked Off: Climate Change and the Outdoor Experience It’s now clear that global warming has picked a winner.  While climate change has harmed many wildlife species, warmer temperatures are benefitting noxious insect pests, facilitating their … Continue reading

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Urge Governor Corbett to Have DEP Implement Auditor General’s Recommendations for Oil/Gas Development

From Clean Water Action (http://www.cleanwateraction.org/): I know you are as concerned as I am about the recent news out of Harrisburg regarding the protection of our drinking water from the dangers of natural gas drilling. Then join me to take … Continue reading

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People’s Climate March—September 21, New York

September 21—From Columbus Circle to Times Square—New York City, NY See below for buses from Pennsylvania In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, … Continue reading

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Tell the Environmental Protection Agency that Pennsylvania is Ready to Lead on Climate—Set Strong Carbon Standards

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists joined hundreds of Pennsylvanians in Pittsburgh to voice support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants nationally for … Continue reading

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Greenfest Philly—September 7, Philadelphia

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): Clean Air Council’s Greenfest Philly is the region’s largest environmental festival and features all things sustainable in the Philadelphia area. Sunday, September 7, 2014 10am to 4pm Headhouse Square, 590 S 2nd St, Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Urge EPA to Require Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Imagine finding out that you’ve been unknowingly drinking water contaminated by fracking, the extreme process of extracting oil and natural gas by pumping toxic chemicals underground. Now, imagine that you don’t know, and aren’t … Continue reading

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