Exploring the sources of sewage pollution in PA’s Schuylkill River with Congresswoman Scanlon

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David Masur, Congresswoman Scanlon and Pennsylvania State Rep. Regina Young beside the Schuylkill River.

PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur had a lot of fun exploring the lower Schuylkill River with local Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, local state Representative Regina Young, and staff from the American Littoral Society, Upstream Alliance and Bartram’s Garden to explore from the water some of the main sources of sewage pollution that plages the river. Nothing like being on the river to drive home the importance of clean water, stormwater management, addressing sewage overflows, and protecting our waterways!


David Masur

Executive Director, PennEnvironment

Started on staff: 1994 B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison As executive director, David spearheads the issue advocacy, civic engagement campaigns, and long-term organizational building for PennEnvironment. He also oversees PennPIRG and other organizations within The Public Interest Network that are engaged in social change across Pennsylvania. David’s areas of expertise include fracking, global warming, environmental enforcement and litigation, and clean energy and land use policy in Pennsylvania. David has served on the environmental transition teams for Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Under David’s leadership, PennEnvironment has won the two largest citizen suit penalties in Pennsylvania history against illegal polluters under the federal Clean Water Act and the largest citizen suit penalty under the federal Clean Air Act in state history.

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