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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...

Nov 14, 2013, 12:47 ET
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PennFuture paves the way toward greater energy efficiency for western Pennsylvania natural gas customers

"Landmark" agreement is key driver  The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved an agreement that paves the way...

Nov 04, 2013, 08:56 ET
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PennFuture announces Cindy Dunn as new president and CEO

Longtime environmental champion the "right fit" for statewide organization PennFuture announced today the appointment of Cindy Adams Dunn as...

Oct 29, 2013, 17:21 ET
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A watershed moment for the Delaware River basin

William Penn Foundation directing significant resources toward a "Vision for the Watershed" In a major development for the Delaware River...

Oct 23, 2013, 12:55 ET
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PennFuture: "Accelerating Action: The Delaware River Watershed Forum" spotlights work yet to be done to conserve and restore vital watershed

 The Delaware River basin provides drinking water to 16 million people (five percent of the U.S. population) including New York City and...

Oct 09, 2013, 12:11 ET
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Pennsylvania discourages renewable energy as climate solution

State Department of Environmental Protection refuses to consider renewable energy increase and represses renewable energy benefits On Tuesday,...

Sep 30, 2013, 09:32 ET
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In wake of building collapse, Philadelphia City Council addresses urgent need for state legislature to update building code

Recommendations will help ensure health and safety of citizens and energy efficiency of buildings, says PennFuture  Last Thursday, the...

Sep 24, 2013, 12:30 ET
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Office of Open Records: DCNR must make public Anadarko's Loyalsock State Forest development plan

Redacted comments due October 13 may shed light on plan The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law...

Sep 19, 2013, 15:10 ET
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New bill could remove politics from Pennsylvania's broken building codes process

Bill proposed by Sen. McIlhinney driven by concern for health and safety of citizens and energy efficiency of buildings   Next week,...

Sep 17, 2013, 11:42 ET
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Judge upholds EPA authority to set pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay

Major victory affirms that long-delayed science-based plan can now move forward  In a major victory for the health of local waterways, a...

Aug 27, 2013, 11:18 ET

PennFuture: New National Wildlife Federation report on freshwater fisheries impacted by climate change signals sea change for anglers, calls for accountability

 Every year, a warming world puts more pressure on fish that are already stressed by pollution, disease and poor land use practices. In...

Jul 09, 2013, 16:35 ET
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PennFuture praises new stormwater law

Bill proposed by PennFuture will make clear local governments can form authorities to control pollution from stormwater; leadership provided by...

Jun 28, 2013, 10:18 ET
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PennFuture appoints Elaine Labalme as communications manager

 PennFuture has announced the appointment of Elaine Labalme as communications manager for the statewide environmental...

Jun 26, 2013, 17:05 ET
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Pennsylvania groups hold news conference supporting new carbon pollution standard as cornerstone of President's climate action plan

 Today, a coalition of Pennsylvania groups supporting federal clean air and climate change safeguards held a telephone news conference hosted...

Jun 03, 2013, 09:30 ET
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PennFuture appoints Jim Abernathy interim president and CEO

PennFuture announced today the appointment of Jim Abernathy as interim president and chief executive officer of the statewide environmental...

May 06, 2013, 19:25 ET
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Pennsylvanians complete 100 days of climate action to call for final EPA carbon pollution standards for power plants

When President Obama stated at his second inauguration that we have a moral obligation to fight climate change, Pennsylvanians saw it as a call to...

May 01, 2013, 12:05 ET

Why Pennsylvanians need to be aware of Building Safety Month

 Today marks the beginning of Building Safety Month, a national public awareness campaign led by the International Code Council (ICC) to...

Apr 16, 2013, 16:59 ET
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PennFuture praises State Senate passage of stormwater legislation

Sen. Erickson's bill would provide important option for local governments  PennFuture today praised the Pennsylvania Senate for passing...

Apr 11, 2013, 17:12 ET
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State groups offer strong support for EPA Administrator nominee Gina McCarthy

Following a confirmation hearing today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, statewide groups supporting federal clean air and...

Apr 04, 2013, 17:46 ET
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DCNR holds closed-door meeting about gas drilling plans on "Clarence Moore" lands

100,000-voices-strong letter represents "Coalition of the Excluded" eager to be heard The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and...