Harrisburg, PA – Mystery, questions and concern continue to surround Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) water testing and reporting policies related to suspected impacts from Marcellus Shale natural gas operations. These issues were originally revealed in the Kiskadden vs. PADEP deposition of Taru Upadhyay, technical director of DEP’s Bureau of Laboratories—and described widely in subsequent news stories regarding the use of suite codes, which result in only partial test results being sent to homeowners.
Clean Water Action is proud to announce the release of its report “Greener Communities”, a copy of which can be found here. The report focuses on the ordinances of 25 municipalities in the Brandywine Creek watershed in ChesterCounty, and how the municipalities’ land use rules affect stormwater runoff.
The regulators are not doing their job again. And - together - we must do something about it.The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) has the job of protecting the Susquehanna. Clean Water Action needs your support in a vital campaign to get the Susquehanna State Governors (Corbett, Cuomo, O'Malley) to protect the Susquehanna from the negative effects of Fracking. The SRBC, which is run by Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and the Federal Government, is supposed to be the chief protector of the Susquehanna River.
(Warren County, PA)— The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to push forward with the permitting of two proposed Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells in Columbus Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania despite considerable public protest and concern over permit deficiencies. EPA Region III officials approved permits earlier this week for the Bittinger #1 and #4 wells to start receiving highly-pressurized injections of shale gas wastewater, placing area sources of drinking water in a contamination danger zone.
Formed in 2002, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water is a coalition of over 140 environmental, conservation, sporting, and religious groups from all corners of the state that speaks in one voice in support of federal and state policies to protect and restore PA’s water resources. Learn more here.
Combating air pollution in Allegheny County, organizing with residents in the municipalities across the Ohio River to reduce the pollution coming from Neville Island and ensure that industry is being a "good neighbor is just some of our work to make air cleaner in Allegheny County.
Find out more at the Bucket Bridgade.
Clean Water Action has joined forces with a coalition of groups to make sure the plan put in place to correct the issue is also the most beneficial to our region. We’re fighting for a plan that includes green infrastructure to not only fix the sewage problem, but bring long-term jobs to our region and beautify communities, making them places where people want to live, work and shop.