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New Study: PA colleges and universities get high marks for renewable energy

[Pittsburgh, PA] -- The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a new report today comparing Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities to similar institutions across the nation in key energy sustainability metrics.

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America’s Top Colleges for Renewable Energy 2020

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Keeping it wild | Alex Ferraro

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

PITTSBURGH -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

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NEW REPORT: Plastic “Chemical Recycling” Means More Pollution for Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA— Amid a growing recognition of the crisis of plastic pollution, industry has touted a process marketed as “chemical” or "advanced" recycling—which claims to break plastic down into its component molecules to be made into new plastic—as a solution to the plastic crisis. 

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