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(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean 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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight Trains

A 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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Chopper 3)

Tredyffrin Twp. Agrees to Costly Settlement in Valley Forge Water Pollution Case

The 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.

12/04/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania 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.

06/22/2014

(Mcihael Krancer. Pa. DEP photo)

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.

04/04/2013