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Jan 21, 2016, 14:43 ET PennFuture: coordinated state effort essential for Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup

 PennFuture praised action taken by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Conservation and Natural...


Dec 10, 2015, 13:19 ET PennFuture: Environmental and Conservation Groups Urge Rejection of Latest Backroom Pennsylvania Fiscal Code, Demand Transparency

 A Fiscal Code bill passed by lawmakers last night would gut environmental regulations, subvert the public input process for clean air...


Dec 10, 2015, 13:19 ET PennFuture: Environmental and Conservation Groups Urge Rejection of Latest Backroom Pennsylvania Fiscal Code, Demand Transparency

 A Fiscal Code bill passed by lawmakers last night would gut environmental regulations, subvert the public input process for clean air...


Nov 20, 2015, 08:42 ET PennFuture: Save Loyalsock Coalition Hails Advisory Council Recommendation

The Save the Loyalsock Coalition commends the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) for its work and its recent...


Aug 12, 2015, 12:38 ET PennFuture announces new COO, director of communications

 Statewide environmental advocacy organization, PennFuture, today welcomed Jacquelyn Bonomo, environmental nonprofit management veteran, as its...


Aug 03, 2015, 16:00 ET EPA Clean Power Plan will clean our air, improve public health, and save consumers money, say Pennsylvania leaders

 Elected officials, labor organizations, health experts, faith leaders, clean energy businesspeople, and environmental advocates from across...


May 04, 2015, 09:30 ET PennFuture Announces New Directors For Policy And Outreach Along With Repositioning Of Key Roles

 PennFuture today announced two new members of its leadership team along with the repositioning of key roles, one to reinforce best practices...


Apr 29, 2015, 09:15 ET Southwestern Pennsylvania still choking on bad air according to just-released "State of the Air" report

The 12-county area surrounding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has once again landed on all three "Worst 25" lists in the American Lung Association's...


Apr 14, 2015, 10:45 ET Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report sheds light on $3.25 billion in annual subsidies to fossil fuel industries in Pennsylvania

PennFuture today issued an updated version of its Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report, which indicates that the dollar amount of subsidies to the...


Apr 10, 2015, 09:02 ET Report: Fossil fuel subsidies in PA reach staggering level

In 2012, PennFuture issued a report identifying fossil fuel subsidies in Pennsylvania to the tune of $2.9 billion, at the time roughly 10 percent...


Mar 09, 2015, 14:51 ET PennFuture signals support for revisions to proposed state oil and gas regulations

PennFuture today signaled its support for comments made by John Quigley, acting secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as...


Mar 03, 2015, 20:39 ET Next Great City Coalition's Mayoral Candidates' Forum provides dialogue on key issues facing Philadelphia

Six mayoral candidates addressed health, housing and environmental issues this evening in front of a crowd of nearly 500 at the Next Great...


Mar 03, 2015, 16:51 ET PennFuture commends Governor Wolf's budget proposal to reinvigorate clean energy investments, boost gas enforcement and start weaning conservation agency off extraction revenue

PennFuture today praised Gov. Tom Wolf for his bold plans to reinvigorate Pennsylvania's investments in clean energy as part of the...


Feb 25, 2015, 08:54 ET PennFuture and FracTracker introduce interactive map to show shale gas development on PA public lands

 Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) and FracTracker Alliance have created a unique GIS map that enables the public to investigate...


Feb 11, 2015, 11:55 ET PennFuture lauds proposal by Gov. Tom Wolf to enact a severance tax in Pennsylvania

 PennFuture today offered strong support for Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to enact a 5 percent severance tax on natural gas drilling activity in...


Feb 03, 2015, 15:32 ET PennFuture applauds withdrawal of applications to put shale gas well pads near schools

 Range Resources today withdrew three conditional use permit applications for unconventional well pads in Mt. Pleasant Township, Washington...


Apr 30, 2014, 09:15 ET PennFuture: American Lung Association "State of the Air" report speaks to ongoing clean air battle in Pennsylvania

The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual "State of the Air" report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air...


Apr 16, 2014, 14:11 ET Statement from PennFuture CEO Cindy Dunn on just-released DCNR Marcellus monitoring report

Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department...


Mar 26, 2014, 10:59 ET Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap puts renewables, efficiency front and center in Pennsylvania's energy conversation

The PennFuture Energy Center announced today the release of the Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap. The report will provide nonpartisan education to...


Feb 06, 2014, 14:33 ET EIP Report: Anadarko Safety Record Unsuitable For Major Natural Gas Development In Pennsylvania's Loyalsock State Forest

A plan by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for major drilling and development of natural gas in Pennsylvania's unspoiled Loyalsock State Forest...


Feb 04, 2014, 14:57 ET PennFuture: Lifting of leasing moratorium removes protections on Pennsylvania's natural resources

True cost to our public lands still unknown  The 2014-2015 budget proposed today by Governor Tom Corbett factors in $75 million in...


Jan 28, 2014, 22:51 ET Statement of Pennsylvania Coalition of Environmental, Faith, Parent Groups on State of the Union address

President Obama is praised for commitment to clean up power plants  A coalition of Pennsylvania environmental and progressive groups,...


Jan 28, 2014, 10:23 ET PennFuture lauds extension of public comment period on proposed new oil and gas regulations for Pennsylvania

Seven public hearings already in the books, two more scheduled in February PennFuture today applauded the decision by the state Department of...


Jan 23, 2014, 09:09 ET PennFuture: The message in 2014 is that Clean Energy Wins

New campaign engages candidates, policymakers and voters The PennFuture Energy Center announced today the launch of the Clean Energy Wins...


Jan 09, 2014, 10:59 ET State Environmental Quality Board kicks off seven public hearings on proposed oil and gas regulations

On heels of Act 13 ruling in support of citizens, municipalities and the environment, PennFuture encourages public to call for increased protection...