Pennsylvania

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100 5th Avenue
Suite 1108
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.765.3053
412.765.1737
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215.545.0250
215.545.2315
PO Box 61346
Harrisburg, PA 17106

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Tell Governor Wolf We Need Strong Protections from Existing Oil and Gas Emissions

It’s contradictory that at the same we’re finalizing strong rules for new operations; we introduce weak ones for existing operations. Sign our petition to Governor Wolf and demand equally strong protection to control methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations.

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action

We can't sacrifice our environment for a severance tax!

Email your legislators and the governor today and tell them oppose amendments to any severance tax bill that sacrifice clean air, water and public health.

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Tell Pittsburgh City Council to Invest in Green Infrastructure today!

Tell your City Councilor to make an investment into our communities by helping to fund the final design of this amazing green infrastructure project!

The Shenango Coke Works site

Community Input on Plans for Shenango Site

Clean Water Action is partnering with the community group Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) to urge the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to hold a public hearing on DTE’s remediation and reuse plans, so that the community has an opportunity to provide input on those plans. Support this effort by signing our petition today!

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Rick Saccone’s Record Doesn’t Belong in Congress

March 5, 2018

When you combine his abysmal track record on environmental issues with his public boasts about being “Trump before Trump was Trump” it’s clear that Rick Saccone will further the dangerous actions of the Trump Administration.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Strong methane protections for new oil and gas operations, but weak ones for existing operations?

February 1, 2018

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of celebrating a significant victory for air quality and health by finalizing strong controls for methane emissions from new oil and gas operations through updated permits. At the same time however, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are introducing weak concepts, draft ideas that could end up as policy proposals, to control emissions from the nearly 10,000 fracked wells and numerous oil and gas operations already in existence.

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action

A win for clean water in Pennsylvania

November 10, 2017

We didn’t have the Governor on our side. We definitely didn’t have the support of the Republican legislative leaders. And we were up against some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. And guess what? We WON!