[Philadelphia, PA] -- According to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, Pennsylvania has seen major increases in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and wind since 2008, but the report shows that there’s still a long way to go for the state to become a national leader.
[Pennsylvania] – As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health in communities across Pennsylvania.
[Philadelphia, PA] – More than 50 citizens, doctors, nurses, parents, local elected officials, and non-profit advocates gathered at City Hall today to have their voices heard about the Trump administration’s proposal to rollback critical federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks.
Pennsylvania currently has over 21,000 school buses and more than 3,000 transit buses throughout the Commonwealth. Yet a new report by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group determined that transitioning all of Pennsylvania’s 21,600 diesel school buses to electric would help the Commonwealth avoid over 155,000 tons of global warming pollution per year. This pollution reduction is equivalent to taking over 30,000 cars off the road.
[Pennsylvania]– Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Pennsylvania’s waterways 633 times over 21 months, placing Pennsylvania second in the nation for violating their clean water permits, according to a new report by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. The study also shows that facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution.