Pennsylvania News

Pittsburgh Primary Endorsements

May 3, 2021

Clean Water Action has endorsed the following candidates.

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Local Elected Officials ask ACHD for Tougher Action on Air Quality Rules

April 1, 2021

23 local elected officials from throughout Allegheny County signed a joint letter sent to Dr. Debra Bogen, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), asking for improvements in proposed new air quality rules currently under consideration.

Awarding Clairton Coke Works the Closed Windows Award

With Air Pollution Reaching Unhealthy Levels Again, Mon Valley Residents Demand Action

March 11, 2021

For the past three days, Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) monitors recorded exceedances of state and federal clean air standards in the Mon Valley.

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Clean Water Action Backs Philadelphia as it Takes on Pennsylvania in Court Over Plastics Ban

March 3, 2021

Clean Water Action on behalf of its 3,213 Philadelphia members came out today in support of the City of Philadelphia’s lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s pre-emption of Philadelphia’s plastic shopping bag ban.

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Historic Win! Ban on Fracking Adopted throughout Delaware River Watershed

February 25, 2021

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) banned fracking in the Delaware River Watershed today, affecting four states and water supplies for millions, after eleven years of raging debate and public discourse.

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2019-2020 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard

August 5, 2020

The scores don’t lie. They tell the real story about whether or not our legislators are working to protect our environment, health and safety or serving other agendas. That’s why we collaborated on the PDF icon 2019-2020 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard​ which compiles a list of the most important environmental votes taken this session in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.