Support Clean Energy In Pennsylvania

Today, under the EPA's Clean Power Plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants, Pennsylvania has an unprecedented opportunity to transition away from dirty fossil fuels and towards a cleaner, healthier future based on renewable energy and energy efficiency. By developing a strong plan to comply with the Clean Power Plan, Pennsylvania can save thousands of lives while creating jobs, lowering electric bills, and preventing the worst effects of climate change.

Update Building Codes and Increase Efficiency 15%

The easiest way to cut pollution is to save energy. Because of the tireless work of Clean Air Council members, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry ruled that the previously ignored 2012 International Code Council (ICC) building standards could be adopted if the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council (UCC RAC) votes "Yes" on the 2015 ICC codes May 20.

This is the action that resulted in that great success for consumers. 

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

Coal workers need your support. The Healthy Employee Loss Prevention Act (HELP Act) will create a program to help former coal workers find new jobs as the U.S.

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.

Consumers Want the Latest Building Codes

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. 

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