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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Obama administration issues rule to protect 49,000 miles of PA streams

59 percent of of the state’s streams, including those feeding the Delaware River, Susquehanna River and Pittsburgh’s Three, will gain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The measure restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and headwaters that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Philadelphia trails other cities on solar power

Philadelphia trails dozens of major American cities in solar power, ranking 26th for installed solar capacity in the nation and 41st for per capita solar power, according to a new analysis from the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New Study: PA wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Enough wetlands remain in the flood-prone areas of Pennsylvania’s to hold enough rain to cover Lackawanna County in more than a foot of water, according to a new report by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New report: Oil trains put over 3.9 million Pennsylvania residents living in the evacuation zone at risk for disaster

On the heels of the February 16 oil train explosion in West Virginia, the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and the FracTracker Alliance released a new study showing that over 3.9 million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone for an oil train accident.  

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