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May 04, 2015, 09:30 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

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
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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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

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
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

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...

Jan 29, 2015, 08:03 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

PennFuture applauds action by Gov. Tom Wolf to reinstate moratorium on gas drilling of public lands

 PennFuture today applauded the expected reinstatement of a moratorium on new gas drilling leases attached to Pennsylvania's state parks and...

Jan 14, 2015, 14:13 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

PennFuture CEO Cindy Adams Dunn selected to lead state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

 PennFuture today applauded the selection by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf of Cindy Adams Dunn to lead the state Department of Conservation and Natural...

Jan 14, 2015, 11:05 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

Proposed federal rule on methane emissions good first step but falls short for Pennsylvanians

PennFuture Vice President and COO John Norbeck today issued the following statement in the wake of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)...

Jan 07, 2015, 10:09 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

PA environmental groups: Time is ripe for action on methane pollution

Leading Pennsylvania and national environmental organizations today encouraged Governor-elect Tom Wolf to improve the protection of environmental...

Nov 20, 2014, 09:01 ET
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Settlement of PennFuture appeal signals improvements to Pennsylvania stormwater management

 PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday filed a Stipulation of Settlement outlining...

Nov 14, 2014, 09:12 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission threatens to cut through the Allegheny Front, say conservation groups

Conservation groups are raising alarms about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's (PTC) plans to abandon the Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County...

Oct 22, 2014, 09:57 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

Pitt study: Air pollution linked to autism in southwestern Pennsylvania

 Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to...

Oct 21, 2014, 10:16 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

65 Pennsylvania Sporting Groups Back EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

 Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in...

Oct 15, 2014, 17:56 ET
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future.

Legislative #FAIL: PA House and Senate side with special interests as both chambers fail to protect their constituents and the environment, says PennFuture

 This week, the Pennsylvania legislature passed two bills that will harm the water and air of Pennsylvanians. Both HB1565, the Subdivision...

Sep 03, 2014, 09:29 ET
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Court ruling: Local government has a constitutional charge to protect the environment and quality of life for its citizens

 The following is being released by PennFuture: On Friday, August 29, Judge Marc F. Lovecchio of the Court of Common Pleas of Lycoming County...