An electric car charging station in the parking lot of the Barnes Foundation served as a backdrop for Penn Environment’s release of a report on the impact electric vehicles are having on the environment.
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.
Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.
The press conference was held inside the parking garage of the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 11th and Arch Streets, which contains 18 plug-in charging stations — the largest number in the area.
A new report by an environmental group finds that Pennsylvania power plants produce more mercury pollution than nearly every other state.
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.
Members of a citizens’ environmental organization on Thursday called for higher fuel efficiency standards for new cars produced in the future.