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Sep 19, 2013, 15:10 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 17, 2007, 01:00 ET PennFuture Opposes Bill to Restrict Citizens' Rights; Proposed Legislation Passes Committee Without Hearings, Despite Voters' Demand for Open Government

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) declared its opposition to SB 354, passed...


Jun 23, 2006, 01:00 ET PennFuture Decries Abuse of the Legislative Process for Mercury Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, SB 1201, which passed the Senate on Tuesday, was deliberately sent to the Rules Committee of...


May 22, 2006, 01:00 ET Clean Environment Key to Economy, Philadelphians Tell Pollster; Mayoral Candidates' Position on Environment Very Important to Residents and Business Owners

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly conducted poll, Philadelphia's business leaders and residents agreed that environmental damage...


Dec 19, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Launches Podcasts and Blog With Series From UN Global Warming Conference and Reports on Pennsylvania Legislature's Clean Vehicles Fight

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today formally launched the organization's podcasts and...


Dec 12, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Praises House for Sending Dirty Air Bill Back to Committee

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today praised the members of the Pennsylvania House of...


Nov 07, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Takes Case to Protect Family Farm

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) has agreed to represent the Conservancy of Montgomery...


Oct 28, 2005, 01:00 ET Governor Rendell Leads Recipients of Green Power Awards

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers face exploding heating bills and the price of oil, natural gas and coal going up from 100 to...


May 18, 2005, 01:00 ET PennFuture Pleased that DEP Intends to Regulate Mercury, Disappointed that DEP Fails to Follow New Jersey's Example

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today called the response from the Pennsylvania...


Apr 22, 2005, 01:00 ET PennFuture Joins Governor, Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidates, Other Local, State and National Leaders to Launch Statewide Campaign to Keep Pennsylvania Growing Greener

HARRISBURG, Pa., and PITTSBURGH, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today took part in simultaneous press...


Mar 14, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Calls Bush Mercury Regulations 'Toxic News for Pennsylvania;' Asks for State Action to Protect Citizens' Health, Environment, Economy From Poisonous Mercury

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today called the Bush Administration's plan to allow...


Feb 16, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Files Suit Against Allegheny Energy to Stop Massive Air Pollution from Hatfield's Ferry Power Plant as Congress Considers Weakening Air Pollution Protections

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture), with the support of the Environmental Integrity Project...


Jan 21, 2005, 00:00 ET PennFuture Files to Overturn Stormwater Permit at Eagle Rock; DEP Violated Law by Granting Permit as Company Continues to Pollute

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today announced that it has filed an appeal before the...