Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For MayorClean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.
Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight TrainsA report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.
Tredyffrin Twp. Agrees to Costly Settlement in Valley Forge Water Pollution CaseThe township has agreed to pay a $110,000 fine and replace the pipeline that ruptured twice last winter in Valley Forge National Park. Twenty-one million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Valley Creek.
PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In WaterwaysPennsylvania has the nation's seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
Pa. Environmental Protection Chief Leaving, Delighting Environmental Groups"The secretary balked and would not agree that global warming is happening, or is caused by pollution. That really puts him pretty far out on a limb," says David Masur of Penn Environment.