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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...

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...