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Jul 31, 2014, 16:09 ET
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PennFuture: Many voices in support of EPA's Clean Power Plan on day one of two-day public hearing in Pittsburgh

 During a public hearing today in Pittsburgh and at a press conference and rally, elected officials, health experts, labor leaders, industry...

Jul 22, 2014, 12:24 ET
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PennFuture: Pennsylvania Auditor General issues stern critique of Department of Environmental Protection's handling of natural gas industry

Today, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his report on the Special Performance Audit, conducted by the Department of the Auditor...

Jul 17, 2014, 15:06 ET
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Pennsylvania appeals court issues mixed ruling on Act 13, state's oil and gas law

Today, the Commonwealth Court reinstated local zoning regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. The decision effectively means that...

Jul 15, 2014, 14:44 ET
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Environmental organizations call for investigation into Pennsylvania Department of Health actions around fracking complaints

Environmental organizations in Pennsylvania today called for a full investigation into actions by the state Department of Health around natural gas...

Jul 10, 2014, 16:48 ET
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PennFuture praises new law to address storm water

 PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett for the passage of Senator Ted Erickson's Senate Bill 1255...

Jun 30, 2014, 20:39 ET

PennFuture urges legislature to reject irresponsible budget that will damage public lands

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly considers passage of a $29.1 billion budget that is again balanced on the back of our public lands, PennFuture...

Jun 02, 2014, 12:36 ET
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EPA carbon pollution standard a win for public health and the economy, says PennFuture

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005...

May 23, 2014, 16:02 ET
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Environmental organizations respond to Gov. Corbett's lifting of executive order prohibiting leasing of public lands for natural gas drilling

 Governor Tom Corbett's decision to lift a three-year-old moratorium to expand leasing of public lands for gas development underscores the...

Apr 30, 2014, 09:15 ET
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Jan 06, 2014, 09:31 ET
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PennFuture announces John Norbeck as Vice President and COO

Pragmatic environmental manager a champion of land, air and water PennFuture announced today the appointment of John Norbeck as Vice President...

Dec 20, 2013, 14:52 ET
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PennFuture lauds Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision striking down key portions of Act 13, state's oil and gas law

Legal analysis: Plurality opinion opens door to an invigorated Environmental Rights Amendment In a 4-2 decision yesterday, the Pennsylvania...

Nov 20, 2013, 14:04 ET
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PennFuture Asks Pennsylvania House Committee To End The Dirty Diesel Loophole

Backup diesel generators "putting public health at risk" PennFuture testified today before the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee of...