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(Adam Garber of Penn Environment is joined by Peg Zminda of the Barnes Foundation and Alex Dues of the city's Office of Sustainability in front of a Tesla electric car at a charging station in the Barnes' parking lot.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Electric Vehicles Making Inroads, Area Environmental Group Notes

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.

06/24/2014

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

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge 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.

06/21/2014

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking Law

The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.

12/20/2013

(An electric vehicle is plugged in for recharging at the Pennsylvania Convention Center parking garage.  Credit: John McDevitt)

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.

07/11/2012

(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

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Environmental Group Wants Better Gas Mileage in Future Cars, Trucks

Members of a citizens’ environmental organization on Thursday called for higher fuel efficiency standards for new cars produced in the future.

10/07/2010

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