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.

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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.

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!

Clean Air Council Influential in Denial of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline Petition

Contact: Joseph Otis Minott, Clean Air Council Executive Director 215-567-4004 ext. 116,
Clean Air Council Influential in Denial of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East Pipeline Petition
The PA Public Utility Commission released a ruling today, July 30, 2014, that Sunoco’s proposed Mariner East Pipeline is not a public utility service and that Sunoco is not a public utility corporation.

Impacted Residents and Supporters Shut Down FERC offices in Washington, DC

July 14, 2014
1:44 PM
25 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC, Protesting Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility and Pipelines.
WASHINGTON - July 14 - Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters, including Council staff, blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and pipeline projects throughout the northeast.

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Informational Primer

Next Community Meeting about the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline: Saturday, September 6th - 1 PM - Pine Grove, PA
Presentations by:
Sam Koplinka-Loehr from Clean Air Council; Ann Pinca from Lebanon Pipeline Awareness; Leah Zerbe from Schuylkill Pipeline Awareness
The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, or the Central Penn Lines North and South would create a shortcut between the existing Transco Leidy Line in Columbia County with the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline in Lancaster County.  It is a greenfield pipeline, meaning it w

Community Impacts of Sunoco Logistics’ Proposed Mariner East I Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Latest Update: Video Footage of an existing Sunoco Logistics NGL Pumping Station flare in Medina Ohio available online:
The Mariner East I is a proposed Sunoco Logistics pipeline that would use new and existing infrastructure to carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the MarkWest processing plant in H

Landowners & Community Members Take Over Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Open House, Demanding Answers to their Concerns

 Last Wednesday night, Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company held an open house at Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania regarding their proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Over 1000 landowners and community members came prepared to ask questions of the Fortune 200 Company about the impacts that the project will have on their communities.

Council Testifies Against Cove Point Liquefaction project

Comments of Clean Air Council on the Environmental Analysis Prepared by FERC Relating to Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project

Senator Casey: "We have an obligation to minimize the effects of climate change"

The Council and its members thank the Senator for his support of the EPA's proposed limit on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants and urge him to work with Pennsylvania to develop a plan for complying with this lifesaving rule.

You can send the Senator and the EPA a comment about this proposal here.