Say No to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline!

The proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline would span 178 miles through eight counties in Pennsylvania. If approved, it would directly impact the lives of thousands of people living in these communities.

Say No to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline!

Protect Coal Workers and Support Green Jobs

In addition to supporting coal workers, please sign up for the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Convention in April. It's a great chance to rub shoulders with union members and figure out a cohesive plan to blend environmental and labor issues.

Tell the Public Utility Commission: No Sunoco Pipeline!

On October 2nd, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will convene in Harrisburg to discuss Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East pipeline. 
 
If granted a designation as a Public Utility Corporation, Sunoco would be exempt from complying with all local zoning laws and ordinances that would otherwise prevent them from constructing a pipeline and flaring stacks in residential areas. 
The ethane in Mariner East pipeline would not be distributed to the public.

Keep America in the Wind Industry

Pennsylvania has squandered its jobs in the wind industry. There used to be 4,000 wind jobs in Pennsylvania, but now, with the closure of the two Gamesa turbine manufacturing plants in Cambria and Bucks Counties in March, there are almost none. One big reason for these closures is the expiration of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy, giving the wind farm 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour of wind energy generated. This small subsidy helps create good jobs in renewable energy.

Increase Renewable Energy Requirements

Pennsylvania's once innovative Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) is now way behind the times. Pennsylvania lets energy providers purchase their solar power from out-of-state, which severely limits job growth in PA. Please ask your state representatives in Harrisburg to support raising Pennsylvania's renewable energy requirement to at least 15% by 2023.

Consumers Want the Latest Building Codes Enacted

Residential and Commercial buildings consumed over 40% of Pennsylvania’s energy in 2011. In 2011, Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Legislature made it harder to update building codes and chose to opt-out of automatic efficiency measure updates. Every three years, the International Code Council (ICC) publishes new standards aimed at making buildings more energy efficient. While the 2012 standards came and went, Pennsylvania is still relying on the 2009 recommendations.

Demand a Hearing on Proposed Westmoreland County Shale Gas Power Plant

PA DEP IS CONSIDERING APPROVING ANOTHER SHALE GAS POWER PLANT - COMMENT NOW AND SEND A PETITION TO THE COMPANY

Report Shale Gas Air Pollution NOW

Clean Air Council is announcing a new auto-alert system for notifying relevant agencies about odors, noises or visible emissions that residents suspect are coming from natural gas operations in their community. 

DEP Needs a New Public Input Process

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) is currently revising a policy on how the public will be allowed to participate in the permitting of polluting facilities. Many of these policies and procedures, for instance, will directly impact how residents living near polluted facilities will be able to participate in decisions about shale gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania.  This is your chance to tell PA DEP what you think about their proposed policy changes and make your own suggestions. 

Why Buy Green Power? Make That Final Decision on Purchasing Green Energy!

 
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