[Pittsburgh, PA] - On Tuesday, January 8th, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that establishes Pennsylvania’s first statewide carbon reduction goal. The order sets a greenhouse gas reduction target of 26% by 2025 that increases to 80% by 2050. In addition, there will be energy consumption reduction goals of 3% per year and electrifying 25% of the state’s car fleet by 2025.
[Harrisburg, PA]. -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveils its plan to drastically roll back Clean Water Act protections from vast networks of streams and wetlands in Pennsylvania and across the country.
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation and a Commonwealth need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences.
[Philadelphia, PA] - Mayors from every U.S. state including Pennsylvania are embracing a vision for more solar energy in their communities, as stated in a national letter released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. The group of over 200 “Mayors for Solar Energy” represents cities and towns in states from Florida to Alaska, California to Maine, including 43 in Pennsylvania. More Pennsylvania mayors signed on than any other state in the country.
[Haverford, PA] – Today, statewide citizen-based non-profit group PennEnvironment joined the Environmental Advisory Committees of Haverford and Lower Merion townships, and Haverford College to host the Haverford “Climate Action Expo”. The goal of the Climate Action Expo is to promote practical steps that local residents can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle climate change.
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