PennFuture appoints Elaine Labalme as acting media relations consultant

Feb 26, 2013, 11:29 ET from Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today announced the appointment of Elaine Labalme as acting media relations consultant. She will be assuming the bulk of the duties of Director of Communications Jeanne Clark, who is on a temporary leave of absence.


Labalme has been affiliated with PennFuture as a communications consultant for the past two years. In that role, she has handled media relations work as well as social media channels and e-publications for the statewide organization. All media inquiries should be directed to her at or (412) 996-4112.

PennFuture is a statewide public interest membership organization with offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Wilkes-Barre. Founded in 1998, PennFuture's activities include litigating cases before regulatory bodies and in local, state, and federal courts; advocating and advancing legislative action on a state and federal level; public education; and assisting citizens in public advocacy.

The Philadelphia Inquirer called PennFuture the "state's leading environmental advocacy organization;" the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named the organization "one of the 10 most influential groups on the issue of natural gas drilling;" and StateImpact Pennsylvania, an online collaboration of NPR stations across the state, called PennFuture "the commonwealth's main environmental advocate."

Contact: Elaine Labalme,, (412) 996-4112

SOURCE Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)