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Gamechanger: Jerome Shabazz

In 2006, this former Philadelphia Water Department employee helped to transform a trash-strewn lot on Lancaster Avenue into the urban oasis which is home to the Overbrook Art and Environmental Education Center.

02/05/2014

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Feds Step In To Clean Up Gloucester County, NJ Hazmat Site

New Jersey officials had been working with the Superior Barrel and Drum Company to address a hazardous material problem on its property — until the owner stopped cooperating.

01/30/2014

(US Sen. Pat Toomey speaks with reporters this week at a press conference in a Blue Bell, Pa. firehouse.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Senator Says EPA Was Overreaching With Fire Hydrant Rule

US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says he wants to make sure the proposed rule, now on a back burner, is never implemented.

12/18/2013

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Energy-Audit Deadline Arrives For Philadelphia Commercial Property Owners

It’s a new law in Philadelphia: commercial building owners must now use an EPA web site to calculate their energy usage, then report that figure annually to the city.

11/25/2013

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Why pay for water from a bottle rather than water from the tap? Why indeed.

10/24/2013

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In East Falls, Voices Rise Against GOP Role in Congressional Impasse

Their message was against the ongoing shutdown of much of the federal government and in favor of the onset of the latest phase of Obamacare.

10/02/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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AAA Warns Consumers About Type Of Gasoline That May Eventually Reach The Delaware Valley

AAA released a warning late last week about E-15 gasoline, which is only found in the Midwest, but could eventually make its way east.

12/02/2012

New Philly Gas Stations Won’t Have To Install Vapor Recovery Systems

Those vapor recovery systems at gas stations in Philadelphia and the suburbs may soon go by the wayside.

08/19/2012

Clean air activists and oil and natural gas industry representatives testify before EPA regulators. (credit: Steve Tawa)

EPA Hears Arguments From Oil Companies And Clean Air Activists

The EPA is considering more protective limits of particle pollution from 15 down to 12 or 13 micrograms per cubic meter.

07/18/2012

(Phillies' VP of operations Michael Stiles, left, and Philadelphia deputy mayor Rina Cutler, obscured, listen as EPA administrator Shawn Garvin delivers remarks at Citizens Bank Park.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Gets EPA’s ‘Green Power’ Designation For Promoting Renewable Energy

The Phillies hosted the announcement at Citizens Bank Park by EPA regional administrator Shawn Garvin.

06/20/2012

Mayor Michael Nutter says Philadelphia is leading the nation by partnering with the EPA to install new green technology to protect the city's water ways from pollution. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Signs Agreement With EPA To Fund Green Infrastructure Plans

The City of Philadelphia and the US Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement today that signed an agreement Tuesday that represents a $2 billion dollar investment in the city’s green infrastructure.

04/10/2012

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Upstate Pa. Residents Affected by Fracking Protest at EPA Head’s Visit to Philadelphia

Opponents of natural gas drilling in Northeastern Pennsylvania came to Philadelphia on Friday, demanding that the EPA administrator order fresh water deliveries to their town.

01/13/2012

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Feds Chip In To Help A Wayne Junction Locomotive Clean Up Its Act

SEPTA is upgrading a switching locomotive at Wayne Junction that services its trains, with the help of a $1.2-million EPA grant to reduce diesel air pollution and improve air quality.

12/08/2011

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