Pennsylvania– With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Harrisburg and Pennsylvania about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.
Pittsburgh-- The state’s leading citizen-based environmental group presented Congressman Doyle an award for his environmental leadership in Congress in 2017. The award is being given in conjunction with the release of PennEnvironment’s annual federal scorecard evaluating how the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation voted on legislation supporting clean air, clean water and other critical environmental protections.
(PHILADELPHIA)January 9, 2017 – Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Chair of the Committee on the Environment in partnership with the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, PennEnvironment and Moms Clean Air Force will host aCitizens’ Hearing on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:00pm at City Hall, Council Chambers to address the Trump Administration's plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
[Pittsburgh, PA] -- Ashleigh Deemer is joining the statewide non-profit environmental group PennEnvironment this month as the organization’s Western Pennsylvania Director based in Pittsburgh. Ms. Deemer comes from her previous position as the Chief of Staff for Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak.
[Pittsburgh, PA] – Today the statewide citizen-based environmental group PennEnvironment announced that it has garnered what is believed to be the largest citizen suit penalty of its kind in Pennsylvania history for alleged hundreds of air pollution violations against the world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal, and at the company’s Monessen, PA coke plant (a facility that processes coal).
PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.