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30 Jun, 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...


02 Jun, 2014, 12:36 ET 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...


23 May, 2014, 16:02 ET 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...


30 Apr, 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...


26 Mar, 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...


06 Feb, 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...


04 Feb, 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...


28 Jan, 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,...


28 Jan, 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...


09 Jan, 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...


06 Jan, 2014, 09:31 ET 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...


20 Dec, 2013, 14:52 ET 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...


20 Nov, 2013, 14:04 ET 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...


14 Nov, 2013, 12:47 ET 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...


04 Nov, 2013, 08:56 ET 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...


29 Oct, 2013, 17:21 ET 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...


23 Oct, 2013, 12:55 ET 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...


09 Oct, 2013, 12:11 ET 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,...


30 Sep, 2013, 09:32 ET 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...


24 Sep, 2013, 12:30 ET 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...