On the heels of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s announcement to nominate Cindy Dunn and John Quigley to his cabinet as Secretary for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), respectively PennEnvironment’s Executive Director David Masur issues the following statement:
Today the citizen-based environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment released its newest study, “Frack Attack” which showed the far-reaching threat that gas drilling poses to parks, forests and public lands across Pennsylvania.
Wind power is on track to cut as much carbon pollution in Pennsylvania as 4 coal-fired power plants, or 3,689,000 cars produce in a year by 2030, according to a new analysis by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center. If wind continues to grow at its current rate nationally, it will be able to supply 30% of our nation’s electricity needs by 2030.
Philadelphia PA –Solar power is growing so fast in Pennsylvania that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.