New survey report reveals Whole Foods’ failure to cut back on plastic waste
Allegheny County groups announce ‘Green Agenda’ for county, city candidates
‘You have the power’ webinar details how to electrify homes with new tax credits
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New report: Microplastics found in Pennsylvania’s cleanest, most protected streams
Pennsylvania 4th worst in the nation for percent growth in solar power, as clean energy booms nationwide
Pennsylvania has fallen behind the national pace of renewable energy growth - 5th worst state in the nation for percent growth in total solar, wind, and geothermal power generation since 2012.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near
Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The memo, "Climate Resilience and Carbon Stewardship of America's National Forests and Grasslands," follows a recent White House executive order highlighting the importance of conserving mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a climate solution. The memo, which lays out “actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis”, falls short in meeting the ambition outlined in President Joe Biden’s order on old forests and trees. Secretary Vilsack acknowledges the role that older trees play in absorbing and storing carbon and supporting biodiversity. But he fails to outline a plan for his agency to protect mature and old-growth forests and trees from commercial logging.
Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy
President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Monday to speed up the domestic production of key clean energy technologies for use in buildings.
With recycling rates dropping, new report from Pennsylvania Resources Council and PennEnvironment offers ways to put city, state back on track
(Philadelphia, PA ) --A new report issued by Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center outlines how Pennsylvania's solid waste laws haven't kept up with the growing problems facing local recycling programs, trash disposal, and significant changes in the items making up Pennsylvania's waste stream. Act 101, the landmark recycling law that made Pennsylvania a leader in 1988 needs multiple updates to meet the demands of today’s economy. Together with Eunomia, the groups found that the full potential of this recycling and waste management law in the Keystone State has not been met. PRC and PennEnvironment called on Act 101 to be modernized to address the Commonwealth’s growing waste problem, improve public health, clean up the environment and create jobs for Pennsylvanians.
Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales
The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the United States’ West Coast.
70 GROUPS SUPPORT ACTION TO GET LEAD OUT OF SCHOOL DRINKING WATER BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
After SDP announces plans to replace drinking fountains, groups share letter of support following advocacy and research by PennPIRG, PennEnvironment, and the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality
In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters
WASHINGTON – Taking action to protect ocean wildlife and U.S. coasts, the Biden administration on Wednesday ditched plans for three offshore oil and gas lease sales.
Statement: Cost overruns at Georgia nuclear reactors offer cautionary tale
The only nuclear reactors under construction in the United States are now projected to cost more than $30 billion, more than double the original cost estimate of $14 billion.