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HIGHLIGHT: New Fracking Expose Released

Watch our new expose on fracking to learn the truth about this dangerous drilling.

 

HIGHLIGHT: In the Path of the Storm

Four out of five Americans live in areas hit by recent weather-related disasters. Check out our interactive online map showing, county-by-county, which weather-related disasters hit when. Then tell the Obama administration you want strong carbon pollution limits on power plants. 

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Letter to the Editor: Stand up against oil addiction

Each day in this country, $1 billion is being sent oversees in order to feed our addiction to oil. This is evidenced by “At gas pump, 2011 was the year of the big squeeze” (Dec. 20) stating that “the typical American household will have spent $4,155 filling up this year.” This translates to 19 million barrels being used daily in this country alone. This sounds like an abstract number, but imagine 1,209 Olympic-size swimming pools filled with oil. That is how much we are using -- every single day.

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EPA puts polluters on notice with new air rules

  
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its final health-based rules for controlling mercury, acid gases and other air toxics from coal-burning power plants.

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Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

All Americans should be able to breathe clean air. But pollution from power plants and vehicles puts the health of our nation’s children and families at risk. Ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, is one of the most harmful and one of the most pervasive air pollutants. This report looks at the number of days that were considered unhealthy for sensitive populations across cities nationwide. The report also shows new data showing the problem is worse than the public thought.

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Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

In the Shadow of the Marcellus Boom

Gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale could put Pennsylvania's most vulnerable populations at risk.

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Delaware River protected from drilling — for now.

After we helped to deliver more than 30,000 public comments, a little-known agency called the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) chose to delay a proposal that would open up our Delaware River—and the drinking water supply for more than 15 million people—to harmful gas drilling.

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