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Council Updates

Council Tasks PA DEP to Slow Climate Change
PennEast Pipeline Information
On August 12, 2014, PennEast Pipeline Company (a joint project of AGL Resources,NJR Pipeline Company, South Jersey Industries, and UGI Energy Services) announced plans to construct a 100-mile pipeline from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to Mercer County in New Jersey.
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Climate Change and Environmental Justice
The Clean Air Council's Director of Environmental Justice Saleem Chapman presented to Southwest Philadelphians on the real-time effects of climate change in an underserved, overpolluted neighborhood. Reach him at schapman@cleanair.orgDiscussion Objective
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Waste Incineration in PA
The Clean Air Council is working to make sure that Pennsylvania does not follow through on its suggestion to credit Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants with carbon reductions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limit on carbon dioxide from power plants requires Pennsylvania to cut carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels.
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Clean Air Commuter/Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year
Do you know (or are you) a Clean Air Commuter? We want to recognize Clean Air Council members who go the extra mile(s) for a sustainable commute!
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Greenfest Philly

News

Backyard fires hazardous
Nafari Vanaski's column “Vanaski: Rules would put damper on backyard fires in Allegheny County” illuminates an ignored public health issue and the opportunity to examine the social norms of wood burning.Evidence is mounting about the health impacts of the pollution that wood burning produces. The health risk factors of wood smoke have been equated to the risk factors of...
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Clean Air Council and Other Groups Oppose HB 2354, the PA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act
Clean Air Council * Clean Water Action-PA * Moms Clean Air Force * Natural Resources Defense Council * Penn Environment * PennFuture * Sierra Club   ­­­­­­­­­­­   September 3, 2014   To: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Members   Re: Opposition to HB 2354, the PA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act   Clean Air...
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CAC and Pipeline awareness committee shares information on Atlantic Sunrise Project
Published: September 7, 2014Republican Herald Reporter: GABRIELLA O'GRADYThe Schuylkill County Pipeline Awareness Committee met Saturday at Potter’s Farm to hold an informational session, which about 30 people attended, on what property owners should think about before signing their property over to The Williams Companies Inc. for pipeline construction. The Williams...
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Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy
The Council's resident Master of Public Health John Lee published this letter on the climate change impacts of methane. Read the full letter here. The effort to slow climate change is not just about carbon dioxide but lowering our emissions of all greenhouse gases. The single most effective way to fight climate change is to rapidly slow down the consumption of all types of...
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Crowd calls for waste composter's shutdown
Crowd calls for waste composter's shutdown Robin Brown, The News Journal 9:04 a.m. EDT August 28, 2014 More than 200 people packed a permit hearing Wednesday night for a Wilmington compost operation, where a stream of elected officials, group leaders and residents demanded the state shut the place down. Because it stinks. And they're sick of it. New Castle...
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