Clean 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.
Some were Philadelphia residents, others veterans, and others simply identified themselves as people who care about clean air. Each expressed respectful opposition to a proposal by the Department of Environmental Protection to modify regulations covering certain pollutants.
Although one electric car maker is at death’s door, the industry almost has to get healthier, so maybe it’s time for an electric/hybrid vehicle buying guide.
“The secretary balked and would not agree that global warming is happening, or is caused by pollution. That really puts him pretty far out on a limb,” says David Masur of Penn Environment.
“It sounds a little counterintuitive because you hear us greenies tell you all the time, ‘reusable this, reusable that,’ ” notes a Sierra Club editor.
Representatives from the Clean Air Council and the Sierra Club were on Independence Mall in front of a giant inflatable hand holding an inhaler, talking about the difficulty of living with asthma in areas of poor air quality.
Since 1965, Pennsylvania has received more than $160 million from the federal government to acquire land that, according to the funding, must be used for public purposes in perpetuity.
Volunteers were asked to show up at hair salons — including one in Ocean City, NJ — where samples were taken and examined.