Philadelphia trails dozens of major American cities in solar power, ranking 26th for installed solar capacity in the nation and 41st for per capita solar power, according to a new analysis from the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.
59 percent of of the state’s streams, including those feeding the Delaware River, Susquehanna River and Pittsburgh’s Three, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.
Enough wetlands remain in the flood-prone areas of Pennsylvania’s to hold enough rain to cover Lackawanna County in more than a foot of water, according to a new report by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.
On the heels of the February 16 oil train explosion in West Virginia, the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and the FracTracker Alliance released a new study showing thatover 3.9 million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone for an oil train accident.