Pa. Official Says Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy IndustryJohn Hanger, Gov. Wolf's secretary of policy and planning, says the Wolf administration's proposed budget includes $50 million to jumpstart solar energy programs in Pennsylvania.
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.
Tredyffrin Township Faces Legal Action Over Sewage Spills In Valley Forge ParkTwo citizens groups say they're ready to take Tredyffrin Township to court over a series of raw sewage spills in Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Electric Vehicles Making Inroads, Area Environmental Group NotesAn 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.
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.
Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local WaterwaysFigures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking LawThe group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can -- and cannot -- occur in their communities.
Local Environmental Group Says Electric Cars Are Ready To Roll in Pa.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.
Pennsylvania Listed #3 On States With Highest In Mercury PollutionA new report by an environmental group finds that Pennsylvania power plants produce more mercury pollution than nearly every other state.
Philadelphia Among America's Smoggiest Cities, Says Environmental GroupMichael 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.