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(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

(Protesters outside the Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th and The Parkway, today.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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

(SEPTA's Locomotive No. 50.   Credit: SEPTA)

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

(A coal-fired generating plant in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Listed #3 On States With Highest In Mercury Pollution

A new report by an environmental group finds that Pennsylvania power plants produce more mercury pollution than nearly every other state.

11/09/2011

(A hazy day in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Among America’s Smoggiest Cities, Says Environmental Group

Michael Tracht of Penn Environment says Philadelphia is the fifth smoggiest big city based on the number of days when the air was unhealthy, both in 2010 and this summer.

09/21/2011

(Photos by John Ostapkovich)

EPA Hears Philadelphia Environmentalists Plead For Stricter Coal Plant Regulations

The US Environmental Protection Agency got an earful from opponents of mercury pollution during a hearing in Philadelphia on proposed new power plant regulations.

05/24/2011

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Nutter Leads Tour Of ‘Green Block’ In Kensington For Earth Day

Mayor Nutter got an early start on Earth Day yesterday by giving EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a look at one of the city’s major green projects.

04/22/2011

(Photo by Michelle Durham)

Experts Say Climate Change Is Already Affecting Philadelphia Area’s Water Supply

EPA officials held a seminar on Thursday for local environmentalists, state and local governments, and others interested in the threat to our area’s drinking water.

03/10/2011

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EPA To Issue New Pollution Regulations

The idea here is to reduce pollutants such as mercury, lead and dioxins, under the Clean Air Act.

02/21/2011

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Delco Firm Charged In 2007 Chemical Spill

Authorities say liquid from a truck being cleaned flowed into the Marcus Hook Creek.

01/19/2011

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