Pennsylvania environmental activists submit 20,000 comments on proposed changes to EPA’s clean water rule

A coalition of Philadelphian environmental organizations hand-delivered more than 20,000 public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Philadelphia office last week, all in support of the Water of the United States Rule — also known as clean water rule — created by the Obama administration in 2015.


Cartwright concerned federal budget cuts may impact local rivers

When U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright won the Democratic primary in 2012 he took his campaign staff for a canoe trip on the Delaware River.

On Thursday, Cartwright expressed concern that President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget would cut the programs that made rivers such as the Delaware clean enough for canoe trips and other forms of recreation.


Philadelphia’s air among smoggiest in northeast U.S, says study

Rimmed by refineries, snared in a spiderweb of highways, the Philadelphia region has some of the smoggiest number days in the northeast, says a report commissioned by the nonprofit advocacy group PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.


'Toxic Ten' List Reveals Top Polluters In Allegheny County

The Penn Environment Research and Policy Center named Allegheny County's ten most toxic industrial pollutants on Monday. The list ranks power facilities by how much pollution they produce, emphasizing that even though the air looks clean in the region, it may not be.


PennEnvironment, two House Dems push for stronger regulations on shale drilling operations

PA State Representatives and top health experts joined the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center to release a new report on fracking, "Dangerous and Close."