Stephanie
Wein

Water and Conservation Advocate, PennEnvironment

Started on staff: 2011
B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Skidmore College
Stephanie helps run PennEnvironment’s Clean Water and Conservation programs, working on campaigns to get lead out of drinking water, defend the Clean Water Act and protect our pollinators. Stephanie lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cycling and cooking.

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New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

Wildlife & wild places

New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

PHILADELPHIA -- As biodiversity in Pennsylvania and around the globe continues to decline, a new report highlights key projects that are working to reconnect nature through “wildlife corridors.” The report from PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center offers examples of how human-made barriers that hinder species migration and travel can be modified to allow animals to safely traverse through natural corridors between habitats, and could be replicated here in Pennsylvania. The report comes as a bipartisan measure to connect habitat awaits action in the Pennsylvania legislature. At the federal level, the recent passage of the “INVEST in America Act” (HR 3684) by  Congress would provide the funds to build overpasses and tunnels so that wildlife can cross roads. The case studies in this report could be replicated in Pennsylvania

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Statement: U.S. Senate votes to revitalize America’s infrastructure and protect environment

Statement: U.S. Senate votes to revitalize America’s infrastructure and protect environment

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Senate voted 69 to 30 today to adopt the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, renewable energy and broadband. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey voted in support of the bill, while Senator Pat Toomey voted in opposition to the proposal.

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Statement: Great American Outdoors Act is bringing more nature to Pennsylvania

Statement: Great American Outdoors Act is bringing more nature to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia – Amid a tense election year, deep polarization and a global pandemic, leadership from both aisles of Congress came together last summer to pass a landmark conservation legislation into law. The Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law one year ago today, secured permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and $9.5 billion over five years to update America’s aging public lands infrastructure. 

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Bacteria pose risk at 100% of Erie beaches tested

Clean water

Bacteria pose risk at 100% of Erie beaches tested

Erie, PA – With Pennsylvanians returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming. In 2020, two Erie County beaches were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least 25% of the days they were tested, according to PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center’s annual analysis of bacteria testing, Safe for Swimming?.  The report comes as Congress considers investments in water infrastructure.

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